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CBI Books 13 TMC Leaders For Narada Case

A number of TMC MPs have been charged by the CBI for the Narada scandal. Credit: PTI/Files

A number of TMC MPs have been charged by the CBI for the Narada scandal. Credit: PTI/Files

New Delhi: Thirteen Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders, including MPs and ministers in the West Bengal government, have been booked by the CBI for corruption in the Narada sting case, where they were allegedly caught on camera taking money.

The agency has registered a case of alleged criminal conspiracy and corruption against Rajya Sabha MP Mukul Roy, Lok Sabha MPs Sultan Ahmed, Saugata Roy, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, Aparupa Poddar, among others, CBI sources said.

The case has been registered on the completion of a preliminary enquiry by the CBI, they said.

The preliminary enquiry was registered on the directions of a division bench of the Calcutta high court, comprising acting Chief Justice Nishita Mhatre and Justice T. Chakraborti.

The Narada sting tapes, which were released to different news organisations before the 2016 assembly elections in West Bengal, showed people resembling senior TMC leaders receiving money allegedly for giving future favours.

  • S.N.Iyer

    No one can deny that any case like this one needs to be followed up expeditiously. But what one wonders is that there are several cases against BJP leaders which are lying unheard by some clever ploy. Can justice really be done or should it be only targetted against the opposition. The Law Minister never hesitates to make statements when it is involved with leaders other than the BJP!!