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Narada sting operation: CBI registers preliminary enquiry

SNS | New Delhi |

In a major development to the Narada sting operation case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday registered a preliminary enquiry into the sting operation that purportedly showed TMC leaders taking bribes.

In the preliminary enquiry, the CBI named MPs, West Bengal ministers, police officers, ex-MLA and seized laptop, spy cams used by Narada.

The CBI team was at at SBI bank in Kolkata on Saturday to collect evidence on the same issue. On Friday, the Calcutta High Court had ordered the CBI to conduct a preliminary probe into the Narada sting operation.

A Division Bench of acting Chief Justice Nishita Mhatre and Justice T Chakraborty had asked the CBI to complete its preliminary inquiry in 72 hours.

Meanwhile, reacting to the Calcutta High Court order, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday had said that her government will challenge the order in the Supreme Court.

"Will challenge before the Supreme Court against Calcutta HC order directing preliminary inquiry by the CBI on Narada sting operation," the chief minister had said.