Kolkata: The CBI has summoned one more Trinamool minister and a Trinamool-turned-BJP leader in connection with the Narada Sting Operation probe.
At the same time, the central agency has summoned journalist Mathew Samuel, who had conducted the sting operation on several Trinamool ministers and leaders while offering them a bribe.
This comes on a day BJP leader Mukul Roy said that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will face arrest in the near future for siphoning off a huge sum of money.
Sovan Chatterjee, the former Mayor of Kolkata, who recently switched over from Trinamool to BJP has been asked by the CBI to appear on 11 September.
CBI has questioned Chatterjee in the past and had asked him to come over again on 31 August. He did not show up on that day and went to Delhi citing some emergency engagement.
Now, along with him, Transport minister Suvendu Adhikari has also been summoned by the CBI. Adhikari too has faced the investigating agency in the past.
Both Chatterjee and Adhikari are among the Trinamool leaders who were seen on Narada Sting Operation footage as taking bribe from Samuel, who posed as a businessman from south India.
CBI wants to record their voice samples so that the same can be tallied with the voice from the sting operation footage. Hence, they have been asked to appear at CBI’s local office Nizam Place on 11 September.
The agency has also summoned Samuel on the same day and sources said that Chatterjee and Adhikari may be questioned face-to-face with him.