ED registers PMLA case in Narada sting involving TMC leaders

ED registers PMLA case in Narada sting involving TMC leaders
Days after CBI filing an FIR, the Enforcement Directorate has registered a case of money laundering in the 'Narada' sting case involving Trinamool Congress leaders.

The ED action is based on the CBI FIR in which 13 Trinamool Congress MPs and MLAs, including ministers, in the case in which they were purportedly shown on camera taking money for favours ahead of West Bengal Assembly elections in the video sting carried out by web portal Narada News.

The CBI had filed case of criminal conspiracy and corruption against Rajya Sabha MP Mukul Roy, Lok Sabha MPs Sultan Ahmed, Saugata Roy, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar and Aparupa Poddar. The others named in the FIR are Madan Mitra, Iqbal Ahmed, Prasun Banerjee, Subhendu Adhikari, Sovan Chatterjee, Subrata Mukherjee, Syed Hussain Meera and Firhad Hakim.

A number of her party leaders, including MPs and MLAs, are facing CBI probe in the Saradha scam. Some of the MPs like Sudip Bandhaopadhyay and Kunal Ghosh are in jail in connection with Saradha scam.

The CBI had filed a regular case on April 17 after the completion of preliminary enquiry (PE). The PE was registered on directions of Calcutta High Court.

The Trinamool Congress had approached Supreme Court earlier but it did not get any relief following which the CBI went ahead with its investigations.

Refuting allegations, Banerjee had claimed that the sting operation was done to malign the image of the party ahead of the Assembly polls in 2016.

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