West Bengal Guv sanctions CBI to prosecute top TMC leaders
Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, at the request of the CBI, sanctioned the prosecution of Firhad Hakim, Subrata Mukherjee, Madan Mitra and Sovan Chatterjee, all ministers at the time of the alleged commission of a crime that was revealed in the so-called Narada. cassettes, a Raj Bhavan official said on Sunday. “The honorable governor is the competent authority to sanction under the law, as he happens to be the appointing authority for these ministers within the meaning of article 164 of the Constitution,” said the serving officer. special (communication), Raj Bhavan, mentioned.
All four were cabinet ministers in Mamata Banerjee when the recordings were reportedly made in 2014. Hakim, Mukherjee and Mitra were re-elected as TMC MPs in the assembly elections just concluded, while Chatterjee, who left TMC to join BJP, severed ties with both camps.
The statement said that the sanction for the prosecution of the four leaders had been granted by Dhankhar “after the CBI made a request and made available to the honorable governor all the documentation relating to the case and which he had invoked. its powers under Articles 163 and 164 of the Constitution. , being the competent authority to grant such a sanction. “Narada’s tapes, made public ahead of the 2016 West Bengal Assembly elections, were reportedly shot in 2014, in which people resembling TMC ministers, MPs and MPs were reportedly given money. representatives of a fictitious company instead of promised favors.
The injection operation was reportedly carried out by Mathew Samuel of the Narada News portal. The Calcutta High Court ordered a CBI investigation into the needle stick operation in March 2017.
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