According to a senior official of the city police, the e-mail was sent to the Narada news web portal from Lalbazaar in which the Special Investigating Team wanted to know from the officials of the Narada news about the timing when the footages were uploaded on the website.
They also inquired about the person who had uploaded the footages and who contacted the concerned authorities for uploading the videos. The members of the SIT also wanted to know about the process by which Narada footages were uploaded.
The SIT was yet to receive any reply from the Narada news web portal till Saturday evening.
It may be mentioned that the members of the SIT of the Kolkata Police had raided a hotel in Kolkata in connection with the Narada scam.
Police came to know during the course of the investigation that Narada News CEO Matthew Samuel, believed to have carried out the sting operation, had spent a long time at the hotel during
his stay in Kolkata.
The investigating officers were investigating whether he was alone or someone-else was there with him.They were verifying the CCTV footages available in the hotel to determine if anybody had visited Samuel in the city hotel during his stay in the city.
The police have also checked the CCTV footage and the visitors’ book along with all other important documents. The police also raided the offices of the two travel agencies of the city on Friday in this connection.
Following the instruction of the Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee, the Special Investigating Team was formed headed by Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajiv Kumar few days ago to probe into the Narada sting operation.
The anti-corruption department of the Kolkata Police had sent an email to Matthew Samuels asking him to report immediately to Lalbazaar in connection with Narada sting operation.
Meanwhile, the Calcutta high court has directed to send the footages to Central Forensic Sciences Laboratory at Chandigarh after the authenticity of the footages could not be established in the examination carried by the CFSL Hyderabad.