Kolkata, May 17: High drama prevailed in Kolkata after TMC supporters pelt stones whereas protesting outdoors CBI office, making a ruckus at the center of Kolkata, over the arrests of Bengal ministers Firhad Hakim, Subrata Mukherjee and MLA Madan Mitra.
The supporters of the ruling social gathering, waving TMC flags, raised slogans towards the CBI and the BJP-led NDA authorities at the Centre.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has arrived at the CBI office right here after two of her cupboard colleagues and a TMC MLA have been apprehended in the case.
A big posse of CRPF personnel barricaded the central authorities office advanced in Nizam Palace, the place the CBI office is situated.
Kolkata Police personnel have been additionally current there in giant numbers.
Earlier in the day, Bengal ministers Firhad Hakim and Subrata Mukherjee, TMC legislator Madan Mitra and former minister Sovan Chatterjee have been arrested by the central company in reference to the Narada sting case in which politicians have been purportedly caught taking cash on digicam, officers mentioned.
The motion comes because the central probe company is prone to file its cost sheet in the case, they mentioned.
Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar had just lately granted sanction to prosecute all of the 4 leaders, following which the CBI finalised its cost sheet and moved to arrest them.
Family members of the arrested leaders, together with the daughter of Hakim, son of Mitra and Chatterjee”s spouse additionally went to the CBI office.
The sting operation was purportedly performed by Mathew Samuel of Narada TV information channel in 2014 whereby some individuals resembling TMC ministers, MPs and MLAs have been allegedly seen receiving cash from representatives of a fictitious firm in lieu of favours.
The tapes have been made public simply earlier than the 2016 meeting elections in West Bengal.
The Calcutta High Court had ordered a CBI probe into the sting operation in March, 2017.
Story first revealed: Monday, May 17, 2021, 15:12 [IST]