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Narada case: CBI court grants bail to TMC leaders

Kolkata, May 17 (UNI): A special CBI court on Monday granted bail to four leaders in connection with the Narada sting case.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had sought 14 days judicial remand for the arrested leaders.

Special CBI court judge Anupam Mukherjee granted bail to senior ministers Subrata Mukherjee and Firhad Hakim, Trinamool Congress MLA Madan Mitra and former minister Sovan Chatterjee after hearing their lawyers and the counsel for the agency, lawyer Anindya Raut said.

The CBI’s anti-corruption wing arrested Mukherjee and Hakim, Mitra and former city mayor Chatterjee on Monday morning from their residences and brought them for questioning at their office in Kolkata’s Nizam Palace.

All four arrested politicians would be produced in a city court later in the day.

They have been arrested under sections 120b of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and sections 7 and 13(1)(a) 13(1)(b) of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankar recently sanctioned prosecution of the four politicians, who have been accused of the Narada sting operation scam five years ago in 2016.

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