narda case kya hai: narda sting case accused Subrata Mukherjee, Farhad Hakim, Madan Mitra, Shoban Chatterjee got bail: Calcutta High Court grants bail to Subrata Mukherjee, Farhad Hakim, Madan Mitra, Shoban Chatterjee
- Video of Narada Sting was revealed in 2016
- CBI investigating in this case, four TMC leaders were arrested on Monday
- Two ministers, an MLA and a former mayor were arrested in West Bengal
- High court granted bail to all four, but ordered to arrest the house
The Kolkata High Court granted interim bail to the four TMC leaders while hearing the Narada Sting case on Friday. However, the High Court has ordered the four to be kept under house arrest for the time being.
The CBI arrested two West Bengal ministers, a Trinamool Congress MLA and a former party leader. A petition was filed in the High Court to transfer the case to the CBI and dismiss the bail granted by the special CBI court to the Trinamool Congress leaders.
The hearing was postponed on Thursday
The hearing in the case could not be held on Thursday. The bench of Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Arijit Banerjee did not hold the hearing due to unavoidable circumstances. A Friday date was given for the hearing.
High court granted bail
The High Court granted bail to West Bengal ministers Subrata Mukherjee and Farhad Hakim, Trinamool Congress MLA Madan Mitra and former Kolkata Mayor Shoban Chatterjee. The High Court has said that interim bail has been granted but the four houses will remain under arrest.
What is Narada case
Narada sting tape surfaced in the political corridors before the 2016 assembly elections in West Bengal. It was claimed that they were made in 2014 and featured individuals looking like TMC ministers, MPs and MLAs taking cash from the representatives of a fictitious company. The sting operation was allegedly carried out by Matthew Samuel of the Narada News Portal. The matter reached the Calcutta High Court. In March 2017, the court ordered a CBI probe into the sting operation. The CBI and ED had initiated an investigation into the matter.
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