Kolkata:- Reportedly, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar sanctioned the prosecution of top TMC leaders Firhad Hakim, Subrata Mukherjee, Madan Mitra, and Sovan Chatterjee – erstwhile ministers during the time of the alleged commission of a crime that came to light in the purported Narada sting tapes. The Bengal governor’s sanction for the prosecution came at the request of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) which is probing the Narada sting tapes that came to light before the West Bengal Assembly elections in 2016.
“The honourable governor is the competent authority to accord sanction in terms of the law as he happens to be the appointing authority for such ministers in terms of Article 164 of the Constitution,” a statement issued by the officer on special duty. The statement further reads, “CBI had made a request and made available entire documentation relevant to the case to the governor under articles 163 and 164 of the Constitution, being the competent authority to accord sanction.” ~As remember~ Calcutta HC had ordered a probe by CBI in the Narada sting operation case in 2017.
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