The Supreme Court will announce on Tuesday whether the appeal of Trinamool Congress leaders to stop the CBI probe into the Narada scandal will be rejected or accepted.
Calcutta High Court had asked CBI on Friday to conduct a preliminary probe into the Narada scandal which would decide whether an in-depth investigation would be conducted, however Trinamool Congress leaders, the party main accused in the scandal, moved the Supreme Court to stop the CBI probe.
A news website ‘Narada News’ had alleged a huge corruption scandal in connection with Trinamool leaders when it reported that TMC leaders were seen via hidden cameras taking large amounts of cash from a man posing as the owner of a company seeking favours from the Mamata Banerjee government.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee however has accused the BJP of masterminding the entire sting operation and stated that the money was not asked for but only a ‘donation’.
TMC leaders under the scanner include:
Rajya Sabha MP Mukul Roya, Lok Sabha MP Prasun Banerjee, Lok Sabha MP Saugata Roy, Transport Minister Suvendu Adhikari and Senior Minister for Urban Development Firhad Hakim.