Four leaders including two Bengal ministers were moved to jail in Kolkata late May 17 night after a day of dramatic developments that started with their early morning arrest in the Narada bribery case, followed by bail, which was finally put on hold by a court.
All four leaders were granted bail after Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee spent around six hours in the CBI office questioning their arrest. According to a TMC spokesperson, Mamata Banerjee even told CBI officials that, “she should also be arrested.”
The leaders were arrested early May 17 morning in the Narada bribery case including Trinamool MLA Madan Mitra and Sovan Chatterjee. They are charged under Section 120b of the Indian Penal Code (criminal conspiracy) and sections 7 and 13(1)(a) 13(1)(b) of the Prevention of Corruption Act for charges related to the 2016 Narada sting operation bribery case.
As the court decided that the leaders will be placed in jail custody. All four were taken to the Presidency jail.
The court ordered that the leaders will have to stay in jail till next hearing, which has been scheduled for May 19.