New Delhi: Twelve Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders have been booked by the CBI for corruption in the Narada sting case where they were allegedly caught on camera taking money.
Those booked include MPs and ministers in West Bengal government and an IPS officer
The agency has registered case of alleged criminal conspiracy and corruption against Rajya Sabha MP Mukul Roy, Lok Sabha MPs Sultan Ahmed, Saugata Roy, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, Aparupa Poddar, among others, CBI sources said.
An IPS officer has also been booked in the case, the source said, as per PTI.
The case has been registered on the completion of preliminary enquiry (PE) by the CBI, they added.
The PE was registered on directions of a division bench of the Calcutta High Court, comprising acting Chief Justice Nishita Mhatre and Justice T Chakraborti.
On April 12, the BJP had staged a huge protest-rally and had demanded immediate resignation and arrest of TMC ministers allegedly shown in the Narada tapes.
The rally had been led by state BJP president Dilip Ghosh, BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha and other senior state BJP leaders.
Carrying placards demanding immediate arrest of the "tainted ministers" thousands of BJP workers had marched through the route and burnt effigies of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her party colleagues.
The Narada sting tapes, which were released to different news organisations before the 2016 Assembly elections in West Bengal, showed people resembling senior TMC leaders receiving money allegedly for giving future favours.
(With PTI inputs)