SC to hear TMC leaders' mentioning in Narada sting operation case

4 days ago | 21-03-2017 | ANI

New Delhi , Mar. 21 : The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear the mentioning by some Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders in the Narada sting operation case, in which one web portal had allegedly caught on camera several TMC leaders, MLAs, while illegally accepting money.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) yesterday registered a preliminary inquiry into Narada sting operation case.

As per sources, the CBI also seized laptop and spy cam used by the Narada News in their string operation.

The investigative agency also named West Bengal Chief Minsiter Mamata Banerjee, MPs, police officers and ex-MLA in its preliminary enquiry.

Earlier on March 17, the Calcutta High Court ordered a CBI probe into bribery allegations against top TMC parliamentarians and ministers.

Reacting to the court's order, Mamata said that she will appeal against the court order in a "higher judiciary".

Earlier in April 2016, the court had formed a three-member committee to probe the controversial tapes.

Narada News, led by its editor-in-chief Matthew Samuel, had earlier released three sets of videos of its sting operation, where top TMC leaders were allegedly seen accepting bribes from journalists posing as businessmen.

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