Sovan Chatterjee and Baisakhi at CBI office.
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Kolkata: Sovan Chatterjee, the former Kolkata Mayor who recently switched over from Trinamool to BJP, has finally recorded his voice samples with the CBI.

Apart from him, Trinamool MP from Arambagh in Hooghly, Aparoopa Poddar, has also recorded given her voice samples to the Central investigating agency.

This is in connection with the probe into the Narada Sting Operation of 2014 wherein several Trinamool leaders and an IPS officer were seen taking bribe from journalist Mathew Samuel who posed as a businessman.

Chatterjee was summoned by the CBI to record his voice on 31 August but he did not turn up that day citing engagement. The agency then sent a second notice to him and this made Chatterjee comply.

Accompanied by girlfriend Baisakhi Banerjee, the former Mayor, who is now a BJP leader, went to CBI’s local office at Nizam Place in central Kolkata around 11.30 am today 11 September.

As Chatterjee went inside the CBI office to record his voice, Banerjee waited at the reception. They left the CBI office after about an hour in the same car in which they had come.

Neither Chatterjee nor his girlfriend said anything despite repeated approach by media persons present there.

Apart from Chatterjee, Trinamool MP Aparoopa Poddar also went to Nizam Place today and recorded her voice samples. Poddar turned up today following the third notice by the CBI.

Since the last month, CBI has recorded the voice samples of Trinamool leaders Subrata Mukherjee, Saugata Roy, Prasun Banerjee, and a retired IPS officer named SMH Mirza. CBI has also sent to notice to state transport minister Suvendu Adhikari but he is yet to turn up.

Armed with an order by Calcutta High Court, the CBI is taking the voice samples of all those who were seen in the Narada Sting video either taking or giving bribe. The voice samples will then be sent for tests to tally them with the voice in the sting video.

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