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Mukul Roy appears before CBI, faces questioning in Narada tapes case

In the footages, persons resembling senior Trinamool Congress leaders are seen accepting money from the representatives of a fictitious company in return for favours

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

New Delhi: Former TMC Leader Mukul Roy after joined Bharatiya Janata Party in New Delhi on Friday. PTI Photo
New Delhi: Former TMC Leader Mukul Roy after joined Bharatiya Janata Party in New Delhi on Friday | PTI Photo

BJP leader on Saturday appeared before the probe team to face questioning in connection with Narada tapes scandal, agency sources said.

Roy had been asked to appear in the probe agency's office on Friday. But he did not go there citing "preoccupations" and sought more time.

The former railway minister was then asked to come on Saturday.

"Roy reached the office at around 2.15 pm," the sources said.

The on Thursday arrested IPS officer SMH Mirza in the scandal, the first apprehension in the case since the tapes surfaced in 2016.

In the footages, persons resembling senior Trinamool Congress leaders are seen accepting money from the representatives of a fictitious company in return for favours.

Roy, who was then a Trinamool Congress MP, was purportedly shown conversing with Mathew Samuels who claimed to have conducted the sting operation in 2014.

First Published: Sat, September 28 2019. 14:45 IST
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