Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court Nishita Mhatre observed on Friday that an independent agency should probe into the Narada sting incident.
She maintained that probe by local police in this connection would not be enough. Thus probe should be done by an independent agency.
At the beginning of the hearing, Advocate General Jayanta Mitra submitted: “Narada News CEO Mathew Samuel was asked to submit the complete video footage of the sting operation along with complete supporting document.
“But he didn’t provide the same. He didn’t provide documents clarifying that from where he had got the money used in the sting operation, through whom the money was sent and who had asked him to do the sting operation.”
He further submitted: “There is no evidence that whether the money was asked or not. The video footage only shows the exchange of money.”
It may be mentioned that the Advocate General had submitted on Thursday that no probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was required into the Narada sting operation as it was not established whether there was any demand for bribe by Trinamool Congress leaders purportedly appearing in the videos.
He had submitted that the allegations cannot be proved just by showing video footage in which a person is found exchanging money.