Narada Case: Bail for Mamata Banerjee's two ministers on hold
Kolkata : Bail for Mamata Banerjee's two ministers and two other leaders in Narada Case was put on hold after CBI challenged it in the Calcutta High Court on Monday evening.
Bengal Ministers Firhad Hakim and Subrata Mukherjee were arrested early Monday morning in the Narada bribery case. Trinamool MLA Madan Mitra and Sovan Chatterjee were also nabbed for their alleged involvement.
All four leaders were granted bail in the matter after seven hours of drama and confrontation as Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee spent around six hours in the CBI office questioning their arrest. Later, the agency challenged their bail in the High Court. Citing protests by the Trinamool Congress supporters outside its office, the CBI sought a transfer of the trial outside Bengal.
"The way they have been arrested without due procedure, CBI will have to arrest me also," the Bengal Chief Minister reportedly said during her extraordinary stake-out at the CBI lasting more than six hours.
The court ordered that the leaders will have to stay in jail till next hearing, which has been scheduled for Wednesday. All four leaders were taken to the Presidency jail on Monday night.
All four were ministers in the previous Mamata Banerjee government and were seen taking bribes in the Narada bribery tapes shot in 2014.