Kolkata police summons Narada news chief

Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) The city police, probing the Narada sting controversy that allegedly caught several Trinamool Congress leaders accepting “bribes”, on Thursday summoned the news portal’s CEO Mathew Samuel who had conducted the expose.

In an electronic communique addressed to the official address of the portal, Mathews has been asked to appear before the economic offences wing of the city police, said an officer.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is also the Trinamool supremo, on June 17 had ordered the comprehensive probe headed by city Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar that will go into all aspects of the sting issue, including whether there was a “conspiracy behind it” and try to find out all those who hatched it.

In pursuance of the order, the city police has constituted a special investigation team (SIT) while a case under several offences was registered on the basis of a complaint by Ratna Chatterjee – wife of city Mayor and state minister Sovan Chatterjee, who was one of the over a dozen Trinamool leaders purportedly caught in the sting.

Samuel, who has alleged a “conspiracy” to get him arrested, said he was seeking legal advice on the mater.

–IANS

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