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Narada case: Arrested TMC leaders likely to seek recall of Calcutta HC stay order
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Narada case: Arrested TMC leaders likely to seek recall of Calcutta HC stay order

The Calcutta High Court is likely to hear petitions by two West Bengal ministers, a Trinamool Congress MLA and a former party leader on Wednesday seeking recall of its order staying their bail granted by a CBI court in connection with their arrest in the Narada sting tape case. Counsels appearing for ministers Subrata Mukherjee and Firhad Hakim, MLA Madan Mitra and Sovan Chatterjee mentioned the matter before a division bench presided over by Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal on Tuesday. The bench, also comprising Justice Arijit Banerjee, permitted them to file the recalling petitions. It is also likely to hear the matter on May 19 along with a petition by the CBI wherein it has sought transfer of the Narada sting tape case hearing. The central investigating agency had...
After arrests in Narada bribery case, TMC supporters protest in front of CBI office, Raj Bhavan
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After arrests in Narada bribery case, TMC supporters protest in front of CBI office, Raj Bhavan

Soon after the CBI arrested West Bengal ministers Firhad Hakim and Subrata Mukherjee, TMC MLA Madan Mitra, and former Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chattopadhyay in the Narada bribery case on Monday, hundreds of TMC activists took out protest rallies in the city and elsewhere in West Bengal, flouting lockdown guidelines. The arrested leaders are being produced at Bankshall Court through a virtual hearing from Nizam Palace. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and other Trinamool Congress leaders rushed to the CBI office. When she left the place in the evening, Banerjee told reporters, “Court will give the decision.” At the CBI’s Nizam Palace office, TMC supporters broke barriers set up before the main gate and took to sloganeering against Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Prime...
Narada bribery case: 2 ministers, 1 MLA arrested, Mamata rushes to CBI office
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Narada bribery case: 2 ministers, 1 MLA arrested, Mamata rushes to CBI office

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested ministers Firhad Hakim and Subrata Mukherjee, TMC MLA Madan Mitra, and former Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chattopadhyay in the Narada bribery case on Monday. All four were picked up from their residences in Kolkata. The move comes days after Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar gave his consent to the CBI for filing a chargesheet against the four accused and sanctioned prosecution against them. All of them were state ministers who were seen taking money in the purported Narada sting operation. The tapes were released ahead of the 2016 state Assembly polls. The Calcutta High Court had ordered a CBI probe into the sting operation in March 2017. According to CBI sources, a chargesheet will be filed in the Narada case against the four and they wi...