The CBI on May 24 morning went to the Supreme Court to challenge the Calcutta High Court order allowing the house arrest of four political leaders from Bengal. Three of them belongs to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool. The fourth is a former party leader.
The probe agency, CBI, in its appeal, filed before the Apex Court, sought deferment of the larger Bench hearing, fixed for today before the five-Judge Bench of the Calcutta High Court.
Recently, Calcutta High Court, in its order on May 21, had allowed four TMC leaders, including two sitting ministers, accused in the Narada case, to be granted bail, and to be kept under house arrest.
Those arrested are ministers Firhad Hakim and Subrata Mukherjee, MLA Madan Mitra, and Sovan Chatterjee, who quit the Trinamool to join the BJP before leaving that party too in March.
The case is about the sting operation was conducted by Narada News in West Bengal, showing around 12 then TMC ministers, leaders and an IPS officer accepting bribes. The sting operations tapes were exposed to the public before the 2016 West Bengal Assembly elections.