The selective arrests have political vendetta written all over them, and the BJP - squarely defeated in the state elections - is coming across as a sore loser.
'I have full faith in the judiciary. The BJP can employ anybody to harass me,' Hakim said outside the Nizam Palace.
West Bengal ministers Firhad Hakim and Subrata Mukherjee and TMC leader Madan Mitra were arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday in connection with the 2016 Narada sting operation case.
Madan Mitra, Trinamool Congress MLA Madan, and Sovan Chatterjee, former party leader were taken to the state-run SSKM Hospital as both the politicians complained of breathlessness
CBI officials told me this was a politically sensitive case, all evidence, including tapes showing Adhikari accepting bribe and Mirza taking Rs 15 lakh for Mukul Roy, was forensically authenticated.
More than 20 former employees of the web portal have taken to social media to announce that they have sued Narada.com and its editor Mathew Samuel in a labour court in Delhi.
The case pertains to the ‘Narada tapes’ sting operation shot in 2014 by Narada news portal, purportedly showing TMC leaders accepting bribes on camera.
Tape of sleazy conversation between ex-Tehelka Editor Mathew Samuel and woman associate shows attempts were made to honey-trap Jiji Thomson
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