After the bail within the Narada bribery case was stayed by the Calcutta High Court, 4 Trinamool leaders have been shifted to jail in Kolkata late on Monday evening.
The leaders, Subrata Mukherjee, Firhad Hakim, Trinamool MLA Madan Mitra and former chief Sovan Chatterjee, have been escorted to the Presidency correctional house after their early morning arrest over a bribery case from 2014.
Mitra and Chaerjee needed to be hospitalized, nevertheless, after the 2 ministers started complaining of breathlessness early the subsequent morning. While Subrata Mukherjee additionally joined them briefly for an examination, he was quickly cleared to be despatched again by medical officers.
The arrest is available in mild of a 2014 scandal the place seven Trinamool MPs, 4 ministers, one MLA and a police officer have been caught taking bribes on tape by Narada information journalist Matthew Samuel. Samuel posed as a businessman providing bribes with plans to spend money on Bengal, a case that has since landed TMC members in scorching water.
Party chief and Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Bannerjee expressed outrage over the arrest for six hours on the CBI workplace, daring officers to arrest her as nicely.
One of the accused, Madan Mitra, may very well be heard asking reporters outdoors the Nizam Palace why Suvendu Adhikari and Mukul Roy, two former TMC members who later joined the BJP, weren’t arrested in reference to the scandal. Meanwhile, Firhad Hakim went on to weep on digicam that the BJP’s harassment lower brief the chief’s intentions to assist town through the pandemic.
Suvendhu Adhikari was one of many 13 males named within the 2014 Narada sting.
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