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Subrata Mukherjee called by CBI for interrogation, seeks time

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Summoned by the for his questioning of his alleged role in the Narada scam, Minister today failed to appear before the investigative agency and sought another date for the purpose.

The sources said Senior leader Mukherjee was summoned by the agency to explain his alleged involvement in the Narada sting operation, which shows many politicos and bureaucrats accepting from a fake businessman to accord official favour to his fictitious firm.

"He has sought some more time and has told us that he would appear very soon before the CBI," a senior official told PTI.

According to the sources, the CBI would decide on the next date of appearance and subsequently issue another summon to Mukherjee.

Posing as a businessman, journalist Matthew Samuels of Narada had allegedly conducted a sting operation on several leaders, including MPs, MLAs and ministers. The operation was aired just a fortnight before the 2016 assembly election and featured a dozen leaders purportedly accepting from the representative of a fictitious company.

Trinamool MP Sultan Ahmed and MLA and Kolkata Municipal Corporation's Deputy Mayor Iqbal Ahmed have already been interrogated by the CBI in the case.

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 21:42 IST