Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) Narada news portal chief executive Mathew Samuel, the man behind the sting that purportedly showed around a dozen Trinamool Congress heavyweights accepting wads of currency notes on camera, on Friday said the Calcutta High Court was seized with the issue and was the best forum to decide on it.
Reacting to queries from mediapersons soon after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ordered a probe into the sting, Samuel said: “I don’t want to say anything on this. The entire thing is before the High Court.
“Let the High Court decision come out. Let the High court decide. Those who filed a PIL, wanted an FIR into it. That is pending in the High Court. That is the best way to probe it.”
Samuels also dismissed as “baseless allegation” Banerjee’s charge that there was a “conspiracy” behind the sting controversy.
The Calcutta High Court on April 29 ordered a forensic test on the Narada sting tapes to be conducted by the Central Forensic Science Laboratory, (CFSL) Hyderabad.
A division bench passed the order while hearing a Public Interest Litigations seeking an independent agency probe into the sting.