Narada sting: Mamata Banerjee orders police to probe case

The ruling party had dismissed the tapes as “doctored” and said the “dirty tricks departments” of its political opponents were behind the “smear” campaign.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 17, 2016 8:47:05 pm
Mamata Banerjee, Narada tapes, Narada sting case, Narada case Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at Nabanna in Kolkata (PTI Photo)

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday ordered police to probe the Narada sting tapes.

“State government will conduct probe in the matter. I want the truth to come out,” she said.

Narada News, led by its editor-in-chief Matthew Samuel, released several videos of a sting operation showing senior Trinamool Congress, including some ministers, accepting money for getting works done.

The ruling party had dismissed the tapes as “doctored” and said the “dirty tricks departments” of its political opponents were behind the “smear” campaign.

After the tapes were released, TMC spokesperson Derek O’Brien had issued a statement saying, “This is nothing but dirty political vendetta… Trinamool is not afraid.”

Back in April this year, TMC had also ordered to conduct an internal inquiry into the case. “The party will conduct an internal inquiry into the sting operation. Action will be taken against anyone found guilty,” party secretary general Partha Chatterjee had said.

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