The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday registered FIR against 13 persons including MPs and ministers in West Bengal government, and an IPS officer in Narada sting operation case where they were allegedly caught on camera taking money.
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.
Earlier on March 21, the Supreme Court declined West Bengal Trinamool Congress leaders' plea to set aside a Calcutta high court order directing the CBI to investigate a Narada News 'sting' operation.
News website Narada News allegedly caught visuals of top Trinamool leaders taking money from a man who was apparently seeking favours from the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had alleged that the sting operation was a conspiracy against her government and party members. She had claimed that it was meant to hurt her party's image before the polls. In June, she had ordered a Kolkata Police inquiry into the case.
OneIndia News (with inputs from PTI)