CBI notices to state Panchayat & transport departments in relation to Narada sting operations scam

CBI notices to state Panchayat & transport departments in relation to Narada sting operations scam

Kolkata: The CBI, probing the Narada sting operation scam, has sent notices to state Panchayat and Trasnport departments to quiz some officials in relation to Narada sting operation scam, a day after three officials of the Kolkata Municipal Corportion (KMC) were grilled by the central investigating agency on the same issue. Sources having knowledge on the development today said the CBI has expedited its probe on Mathew Samuel's sting operation that purported 12 TMC politicians and one IPS officer who were shown taking money. India's premier investigating agency served summon notices to Panchayat and transport department seeking to question some named officials in the next week.

E The CBI this week sent a notice to KMC mayor Firhad Hakim to quiz four officials attached to the VIP Corridor between 2014-19 in relation to Narada sting operations. Then mayor Sovan Chatterjee's former Officer on Special Duty (OSD) Amlan Lahiri, and two KMC officials - Dindayal Singh and Priyajit Ghosh-, were quizzed by the CBI at Nizam Palace on Friday. The CBI filed an FIR naming altogether 12 politicians of ruling TMC, including ministers, MPs, MLAs, and one IPS officer SMH Mirza, who was also recently quizzed both by CBI and Enforcement Directorate (ED). Sources said the CBI has summoned the former OSD and three others KMC officials to record their statement as eyewitnesses what they had seen and if they can identify voices recorded in the sting operation at the KMC complex on S N Banerjee Road, close to Esplanade. The sting operations conducted by journo from Kerala Mathew Samuel claimed all the politicians have taken wads of notes for proving certain benefits to money giver. The CBI sent notice to present mayor Firhad Hakim, requesting him to cooperate in the investigation which required to question certain KMC officials, who were attached to the VIP Corridor during the day if sting operation was conducted by Mathew Samuel.


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