In a critical political situation, Bengal cabinet ministers including Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister Firhad Hakim, Political leader Subrata Mukherjee, MLA Madan Mitra, and former Mayor of Kolkata Sovan Chatterjee were arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation on the 17th of May regarding the Narada sting operation. It is discovered that the Central agency CBI will present the charge sheet on the 17th of May in the court virtually.
The Central Bureau of Investigation agency arrived at Hakim’s home in the morning in Chetla and took him out. Firhad Hakim, who has additionally been the Kolkata mayor, is viewed as one of the nearest ministers of Bengal-led govt Mamata Banerjee. He presently stands in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation. While being arrested from his home, he stated that “I have been taken out regarding Narada Sting Operation. I have not seen any kind of notice of my arrest. We will see them in Kolkata High court.”
Member of the Lok Sabha Saugata Roy stated that “I firmly condemned this arrest. We will battle against the matter strategically and lawfully. It should require approval from the Speaker of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly. It is vindictive activity in the wake of losing the West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021”. The CBI is probably going to record its charge sheet in the Narada sting tapes case.
Because of these arrests, Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee arrived at the Central Agency’s CBI office in Kolkata. Addressing journalists, Advocate Anindo Raut stated that he heard Bengal CM telling the authorities that there was no standard that without the Bengal assembly speaker’s and Bengal Govt’s consent one can capture state ministers. You need to capture me in if you arrest my ministers”.
Biman Banerjee stated that ” Concerning presenting the charge sheet in the Narada sting operation case the High Court plainly asked the central agency if they have taken the assent of the Speaker of Bengal. We told the senior officer of the law that no such assent was given. Central Bureau of Investigation has not sent us any letter or correspondence in such manner.
After this, the high court gave clear guidance to take the assent from the Speaker. I don’t have a clue why the Central Bureau of Investigation agency went to the West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. The Speaker’s seat was not empty at that point. I was in the office. I think the Lead Governor’s assent is illicit and arresting somebody based on this unlawful assent is additionally unlawful.”