West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. | File photo& |  Photo Credit: IANS
- The West Bengal CM has been made party to the case
- West Bengal ministers Firhad Hakim and Subrata Mukherjee, along with top TMC leader Madan Mitra, were arrested by the CBI on Monday
- Former Kolkata mayor Sovan Chatterjee was also arrested along with IPS officer SMH Mirza
Kolkata: Barely two days after daring the Central Bureau of Investigation to arrest her after the probe agency arrested three Trinamool Congress leaders in Narada case, the CBI has now filed a petition against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in connection with the alleged scam.
The CBI has included Mamata’s close aide and TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee in the 123-page petition, along with state minister Malay Ghatak.
The West Bengal CM has been made party to the case, with the central agency highlighting misconduct on her part.
Now, Mamata will have to respond either herself or through her pleader as the CBI has appealed to that the special court bail verdict be nullified, along with a request to transfer the entire case to the High Court.
“I have heard CM Mamata Banerjee telling officials that there is no rule that without the Speaker’s and state government’s permission one can arrest state officials. ‘You have to arrest me (Mamata) if you arrest my officials’ she had said,” claimed advocate Anindo Raut claimed on Monday.
West Bengal ministers Firhad Hakim and Subrata Mukherjee, along with top TMC leader Madan Mitra, were arrested by the CBI on Monday in connection with the 2016 Narada sting operation case.
The three senior TMC leaders were taken to the CBI office in Kolkata on May 17, along with former Kolkata mayor Sovan Chatterjee, in connection with the case; Chatterjee was also arrested along with IPS officer SMH Mirza.
The CBI later that day submitted its first charge sheet against the accused in connection with the case, which saw politicians purportedly getting caught taking money in a sting operation.
The probe agency had earlier registered an instant case on 16 April 2017.