Narada Sting Case: In the Narada Sting case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday arrested ministers Firhad Hakim and Subrata Mukherjee, MLA Madan Mitra, and former Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chattopadhyay. Before the arrest, the investigating agency picked up all four leaders from their homes and took them to their Kolkata office. In view of the rampant behavior of TMC workers outside the office, the investigating agency has decided to present the four arrested leaders before the court in a virtual manner.
Mamta’s attitude unfortunate – Vijayvargiya
BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya has said that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has taken an oath to maintain law and order in the state but she is obstructing the work of the CBI. This is very unfortunate for the people of Bengal. The arrest was made after the CBI got permission from West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar to file a charge sheet against these leaders in the case. TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee has termed the arrest of the leaders as ‘illegal’.
Furious TMC activists
TMC activists are furious over the arrest of their leaders. They have thrown stones at the security forces deployed on the premises. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has also reached the premises of the CBI office after hearing about the arrest of TMC ministers. He is accompanied by MPs Mala Roy, Kalyan Banerjee, Javed Khan, Ratna Chatarti, Shantanu Sen. A chaotic situation is seen outside the office of the investigating agency. There has been talked of throwing sticks and bricks at the central forces. The police are trying to control the crowd. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee demands that the CBI should first arrest her.