Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that mere filing of one FIR does not mean the accused are guilty. She claimed CBI’s FIR in the Narada sting footage case as a political game, and will tackle that politically.
The CBI had filed an FIR against a dozen senior leaders of West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress and an IPS officer in the Narada sting footage case on Monday. It has raised the political temperature in the state.
A Central Bureau of Investigation spokesperson claimed that the list people named in FIR includes all 12 persons who were purportedly seen receiving money in the Narada sting operation footage.
Among those whose names figure in the FIR are Trinamool vice president and Rajya Sabha member Mukul Roy, the party’s Lok Sabha members Sougata Roy, Sultan Ahmed, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar and Prasun Banerjee.
Also featuring in the list are state Ministers Subrata Mukherjee, Firhad Hakim, Suvendu Adhikari, city Mayor and Minister Sovan Chatterjee, legislator Iqbal Ahmed and former minister Madan Mitra.