New Delhi, May 17: The CBI on Monday arrested TMC leaders Firhad Hakim, Subrata Mukherjee and Madan Mitra as well as former party leader Sovan Chatterjee in Kolkata in connection with the Narada sting case in which politicians were purportedly caught taking money on camera, officials said.
The Narada string operation was carried out by Mathew Samuel, which showed several politicians and high ranked police personnel accepting bribes in exchange for providing favours to a company.
New Delhi, May 05: Out of the 292 winning candidates analysed in 2021, 142(49%) winning candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves. Out of 293 MLAs analysed during West Bengal Assembly elections in 2016, 107(37%) MLAs had declared criminal cases against themselves.
New Delhi, May 04: West Bengal has reported wide-spread violence post the election results. The BJP has accused the TMC of targeting its workers and during down property.
Violence has always been symbolic in Bengal. Be it manufacturing of bombs in large numbers, smuggling across the border, land Jihad or fake currency, Bengal has always reported the highest number of cases. Bombs in particular are manufactured in the state with the sole intention of using them against political opponents.
New Delhi, Mar 29: The National Investigation Agency has nabbed a Trinamool Congress, state secretary Chhatradhar Mahato for allegedly bringing armed tribals to hold a trainload of the Rajdhani Express passengers and crew hostage in West Bengal.
His arrest comes days after the Calcutta High Court had exempted from custodial interrogation by the NIA in another case registered in 2009 relating to the murder of a CPM activist in Lalgarh.
New Delhi, Jan 27: A CBI court has issued an arrest warrant against TMC leader Vinay Mishra in a cattle smuggling case. The Central Bureau of Investigation had earlier issued a look out circular against the TMC leader.
The CBI had also conducted raids in connection with the cross-border cattle smuggling and illegal coal mining cases in West Bengal.
New Delhi, Jan 25: On Monday, Twitter users said that President of India, Ramnath Kovind had unveiled the poster of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday, but it turned out that the portrait was of well known actor, Prosenjit Chatterjee.
Chatterjee had played the character of Netaji Bose in the movie called Gumnami directed by Srijit Mukherjee. Trinamool Congress MP, Mahua Moitra tweeted, ” after donating Rs 5 lakh to the Ram Temple, President honours Netaji by unveiling a portrait of Prasenjit, the actor who played him a biopic.