Bengal Minister Says Being Arrested In Narada Bribery Case, Taken Away

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Narada Bribery Case: The case involves a sting operation by Narada, in which Trinamool leaders were on camera accepting bribes.

Bengal Minister Says Being Arrested In Narada Bribery Case, Taken Away


New Delhi:

Bengal Minister Firhad Hakim, taken away by central security personnel this morning, alleged that he was being arrested in the Narada bribery case without proper sanction.

Central forces arrived at his home this morning and took him away.

Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar had earlier sanctioned CBI investigations againstĀ Firhad Hakim along with three others, state minister Subrata Mukherjee and former ministers Madan Mitra and Sovan Chatterjee.

The case involves a sting operation by Narada, in which Trinamool leaders were on camera accepting bribes.

In 2014, a journalist from Delhi came to Kolkata, posed as a businessman planning to invest in Bengal, gave wads of cash to seven Trinamool MPs, four ministers, one MLA and a police officer as bribe and taped the entire operation.

The so-called “Narada tapes” were released just before the 2016 assembly elections in the state.

Madan Mitra, a Trinamool MLA, was not named minister in the new Mamata Banerjee government, and Sovan Chatterjee left Trinamool in August 2019, joined the BJP but quit in March. He did not contest the recent polls.

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