Narada case: CBI finds nothing towards Mukul Roy, Poddar; sought sanction to prosecute Suvendu Adhikari, three others in 2019 | Kolkata Information

Narada case: CBI finds nothing against Mukul Roy, Poddar; sought sanction to prosecute Suvendu Adhikari, three others in 2019 | Kolkata News - Times of India

The officers mentioned the CBI had written to the Lok Sabha Speaker on April 6, 2019 for sanction to prosecute Suvendu Adhikari, Sougata Roy, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar and Prasun Banerjee as all of them had been members of the decrease home when the alleged incident occurred.

NEW DELHI: The CBI has discovered nothing “to this point” towards Mukul Roy, who switched from the Trinamool Congress to the BJP, and Lok Sabha TMC member Aparupa Poddar within the 2014 Narada sting tape case, whereas its software searching for sanction to prosecute 4 others together with Suvendu Adhikari was pending with the Lok Sabha Speaker for over two years, officers mentioned on Tuesday.
Nevertheless, they added that the investigation remains to be open and no clear chit has been given to anybody.
The officers mentioned the CBI had written to the Lok Sabha Speaker on April 6, 2019 for sanction to prosecute Suvendu Adhikari, Sougata Roy, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar and Prasun Banerjee as all of them had been members of the decrease home when the alleged incident occurred.
Adhikari, as soon as an in depth confidant of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, joined the BJP in December 2020 and stole a slim victory over Banerjee in his pocket borough Nandigram. He’s the chief of opposition within the state meeting.
The case pertains to a purported sting operation performed by Mathew Samuel of Narada TV information channel in 2014 whereby folks resembling TMC ministers, MPs and MLAs had been allegedly seen receiving “unlawful gratification” from representatives of a fictitious firm in alternate for favours, the CBI has alleged.
The notorious Narada rip-off tapes, which had been clandestinely shot in 2014, had been leaked forward of 2016 meeting polls in West Bengal. Nevertheless, it had no bearing on the ballot outcomes as Mamata Banerjee returned to energy.
The CBI began an investigation into the case on the course of Calcutta Excessive Court docket in April 2017.
The company had on Monday arrested and charge-sheeted West Bengal ministers Firhad Hakim and Subrata Mukherjee, TMC MLA Madan Mitra, and former TMC chief and erstwhile Mayor of Kolkata Sovan Chatterjee, after the governor gave the sanction to prosecute them on Could 7.
IPS officer SMH Meerza, who’s out on bail, was additionally amongst these charge-sheeted.
Among the many 13 accused named by the CBI in its FIR, the officers mentioned sanction for prosecution was not looked for Roy, who joined the BJP in November 2017, and Poddar, who’s in TMC and is an MP from Arambagh, West Bengal.
The case towards the then TMC MP Sultan Ahmed was abated and is more likely to determine in column two of the cost sheet as he died in September 2017.
The officers mentioned that the CBI couldn’t discover corroborative proof “to this point” to prosecute Roy and Poddar and therefore sanction was not sought towards them.
The CBI software searching for sanction to prosecute the then TMC MPs, purportedly caught within the sting tapes receiving cash from the operator in 2014, stays pending with the Lok Sabha Speaker workplace for over two years, officers mentioned.
Firhad Hakim, the TMC minister arrested by the CBI, took to Twitter on Monday night to allege that the leaders “who bent all the way down to their stress techniques and joined BJP are spared from the arrest immediately and harassment by CBI.”
The TMC has alleged that the arrests had been political vendetta by the BJP after its loss within the meeting election.
The 4 senior politicians arrested by the CBI had been ministers within the state cupboard in 2014 when the sting operation was performed by the Narada information channel.
The CBI had sought sanction for the 4 ministers from West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar who gave his nod underneath Article 164 of the Structure on Could 7 this 12 months. Union House Ministry had cleared the prosecution of Meerza after which the company filed the cost sheet towards the 5.
There was no phrase on the position of the thirteenth accused Iqbal Ahmed, the then TMC MLA.

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