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Calcutta HC orders CBI probe into Narada case

IANS  |  Kolkata 

The Calcutta High on Friday ordered the to conduct a preliminary probe into the Narada sting operation in which prominent leaders of the ruling were purportedly seen taking wads of currency notes.

A Division Bench of acting Chief Justice Nishita Mhatre and Justice T. Chakraborty asked the Central Bureau of Investigation to complete its preliminary inquiry in 72 hours.

The also asked the to lodge a FIR in the case if it felt it was necessary.

The bench told the to take possession within 24 hours of all devices now in the possession of the which were used in the sting operation.

The gave the order after hearing three Public Interest Litigations seeking an independent probe into the controversy that came to light in March 2016.

The web portal Narada News had then uploaded a series of video footage purportedly showing a number of high-profile leaders, including former and present ministers, MPs and MLAs receiving money in exchange for doling out favours to a fictitious company.

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