New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday registered money laundering case in the Narada sting involving TMC leaders.
The sting operation pertains to the secret filming of the TMC leaders while they allegedly accepted money from the representatives of a fictitious company for extending favours to it.
The tapes, broadcast on a portal Naradanews.com just before the assembly elections last year, prompted the BJP to launch a scathing attack on the Mamata Banerjee-led government during the polls.
Twelve Trinamool Congress leaders including Mukul Roy and Madan Mitra have been booked by the CBI for alleged criminal conspiracy and corruption in the Narada sting case wherein they were purportedly filmed while taking money.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday rejected Trinamool Congress charge that conspiracy was hatched to frame its party leaders in corruption cases including Narada.
“There is no conspiracy. They (TMC leaders) were seen on TV taking money. Entire world can see it”, he said, rejecting the TMC charge that conspiracy was hatched by the BJP in framing the TMC leaders in corruption cases.
“Mamata Banerjee has developed BJP phobia. She is seeing BJP in everything”, he told a press conference at the press club here.
The CBI registered the FIR under charges of criminal conspiracy and provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act dealing with bribery and criminal misconduct against the TMC leaders including sitting MPs and West Bengal ministers besides one IPS officer.