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Calcutta High Court does not give importance to WB govt.'s probe into Narada sting

Calcutta High Court does not give importance to WB govt.'s probe into Narada sting

India Blooms News Service | | 20 Jun 2016, 04:42 pm
Kolkata, Jun 20 (IBNS): Without giving any importance to West Bengal government's investigation into Narada News sting operation, the Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court, Manjulla Chellur, on Monday said that the court will give ultimate direction on this matter.

Manjulla Chellur also added that anyone could move to higher court, if not satisfied with this court's decision or direction.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced from state's main administrative building Nabanna to hold a probe into Narada sting case under the leadership of Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajiv Kumar, while the matter is subjudicial in a division bench of Calcutta High Court, comprising of CJ Manjulla Chellur and Justice Arijit Banerjee.

Following Mamata Banerjee's announcement, Kolkata Mayor Shovan Chatterjee's wife Ratna Chatterjee claimed that she had lodged a complaint against Narada News at New Market Police Station in central Kolkata on Saturday.

Besides forming a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to enquire the matter, Kolkata Police have also initiated a case against Narada News under several IPC sections, including 120-B, 469, 171-G, 500 and 505 (1)(b), based upon Ratna Chatterjee's complaint, a senior official of Kolkata Police told IBNS.

Senior advocate Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya on Monday brought the matter to court's attention. To clarify the issue, court has set Friday as the next date of hearing in this case.

Since March 14, news portal- Narada News- released several sting operation footage, where TMC's leaders, ministers, MPs and MLAs were exposed while allegedly taking bribes.

From the beginning, TMC leaderships had claimed that the sting footage was doctored and conspiracy of oppositions.

(Reporting by Deepayan Sinha)