WB polls 2016: BJP accuses Mamata of trying to stage counter sting operation

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Kolkata, March 28: The Bengal BJP on Monday accused Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of trying to stage a counter-sting operation against its leaders to retaliate on the recent Narada sting operation which has put her party in a zone of discomfort.

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Former state BJP chief Rahul Sinha said two officials of the Kolkata Police tried to bribe him at the party office. They were arrested and suspended and a departmental enquiry was underway, said the reports. The two officials are Subashis Roychowdhury and Aminur Rahman. [Narada: Why Mamata is avoiding core problem?]

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Sinha said the duo arrived at the BJP office around 12.20 pm on Monday and tried to bribe him for favour in cow smuggling. He said it was nothing but an effort to stage a counter sting operation to negate the effects of the Narada episode. [Narada: Why sting op will not affect TMC]

The BJP then filed a complaint with the Jorasanko Police Station and the identities of the duo were revealed after the police came on the spot. While Roychowdhury is an assistant sub-inspector in the special branch of the Kolkata Police, Rahman is a constable of the same branch.

The BJP also lodged a complaint with the Election Commission and sought a CBI probe.

The TMC, however, refused to give any reaction, television reports said.

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