ED registers money laundering case against TMC leaders
The Enforcement Directorate on Friday registered a money laundering case against some Trinamool Congress leaders over their alleged involvement in the Narada sting in which the accused received money in exchange of favours to a fictitious company, an official said here.
"We have registered a case against the TMC leaders under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA)," the official told IANS.
The ED move comes 10 days after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on April 17 filed an FIR against a dozen senior leaders of West Bengal's ruling TMC and an IPS officer in the Narada case.
On March 17, the Calcutta High Court ordered a CBI preliminary inquiry into the case and asked the federal investigation agency to submit the report within 72 hours.
The controversy erupted in West Bengal in March last year when Narada News portal uploaded a series of video footage purportedly showing a number of high-profile TMC leaders, including former and present ministers, MPs and state lawmakers, receiving money in exchange of favours to a fictitious company.