Kolkata, 17th May 2021: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday morning arrested four leaders, including two ministers of the Mamata government, in the Narad sting operation case.

These include Minister Subrata Mukherjee, Firhad Hakeem, MLA Madan Mitra and former MLA and former Mayor of Kolkata Shobhan Chatterjee. It is believed that the CBI will present them in court today and will file a charge sheet against them today. The three leaders are considered close to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is also upset with the arrest of the ministers and has reached the CBI office at Minto Park in Kolkata.

On Monday morning, the CBI team visited the house of these leaders. There were also Central Force personnel with the CBI and these people have been brought to the Nizam’s Palace by CBI officials. Investigating agency sources said that the governor’s permission was required for action against them and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has already given permission.

The video of the Narad sting operation was released before the 2016 assembly elections. In this, many big leaders of the ruling party TMC were seen in front of the camera taking bribe and assuring a fake company to help in business. These included all these leaders.

The video, which came to light in a sting operation carried out by Officer Matthew Samuel, showed these leaders taking bribes.

The CBI had been investigating the case for the last five years but so far no major arrests had been made except for former IPS officer SMH Mirza. The CBI will also file a charge sheet against Mirza today. Apart from this, many big leaders of the then Trinamool were involved in this sting operation, including Mukul Roy and Suvendu Adhikari who are currently BJP leaders.

Suvendu Adhikari is the Leader of Opposition in the State Assembly. The Trinamool Congress constantly alleges that the CBI does not take any action against the leaders who have joined the BJP in this case.