The Central Bureau of Investigation has made West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee and law minister, Moloy Ghatak a party in the Narada Bribery Case, in its plea before the Calcutta High Court.
source: city news today.
Mamata had held a dharna at the sport and had contended that the ministers were arrested without due process, so much so that she even challenged the CBI to arrest her.
To terrorize the investigating agency and preventing it from discharging its statutory functions, the CBI alleged that this was part of the larger and well planned.
The CBI reported,
It could not seek the custody of the four accused on Monday as a result of the terror related by and at the behest the arrested accused persons by the presence of the Chief Minister and others. After the arrests, a huge crowd of Trinamool workers had gathered outside the CBI's office in Kolkata.
Officials reported that the CBI on Monday arrested TMC leaders Firhad Hakim, Subrata Mukherjee and Madan Mitra, and former party leader Sovan Chatterjee in Kolkata in connection with the Narada sting case in which politicians were illegally getting money on camera.
Soon after the news of their arrest spread, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, along with other leaders, reached the CBI office.
Mathew Samuel of Narada TV news channel conducted the string in 2014 wherein people resembling TMC ministers, MPs and MLAs were allegedly seen receiving money from representatives of a fictitious company in lieu of favors.