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TMC sting: Narada News fails to produce footage before HC

 M Post Bureau |  2016-04-06 00:37:25.0  |  Kolkata

Narada News on Tuesday filed an affidavit before the Calcutta High Court stating its inability to present the video footage of the sting operation before the court for security reasons.

The Narada News conducted a sting operation showing the involvement of Trinamool Congress leader taking money. 

On the basis of this, a PIL was filed in the High Court. A division bench headed by Chief Justice Manjula Chellur had asked the agency to file an affidavit on the video footage along with the equipment used to take the photograph. Also, the names of those who had funded the project and its purpose.

The agency told the group, which had filed PIL in the court, that it would not be possible for them to present the entire video footage because of security reasons. The matter will come up for hearing on April 8.

After the sting operation was shown in the television, the CPI(M) and the BJP demanded removal of those Trinamool Congress leaders whose photographs were shown. The CPI(M) had taken out rallies in Kolkata demanding an inquiry. 

The Narada News agency has already submitted the video to the Ethics Committee of Parliament. 

Meanwhile, the Trinamool Congress had called the video a doctored one and said inquiry should be conducted to unearth those who had sponsored the operation. 

However, the Opposition leaders have realised that it is losing steam fast and are not raising the issue in political meetings.

In a nutshell
  •   The Narada News conducted a sting operation showing the involvement of Trinamool Congress leader taking money
  •   A division bench headed by Chief Justice Manjula Chellur had asked the agency to file an affidavit on the video footage along with the equipment used to take the photograph
  •  The agency told the group, which had filed PIL in the court, that it would not be possible for them to present the entire video footage because of security reasons
  •  The matter will come up for hearing on April 8

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