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Narada tapes case: CBI quizzes Trinamool MP Sultan Ahmed over bribery allegation

The Trinamool Congress MP is the third person to have been quizzed by the investigating agency after his younger brother Iqbal Ahmed, a Trinamool MLA and deputy mayor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation, and IPS officer SMH Mirza.

india Updated: Jul 03, 2017 22:11 IST
Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha MP Sultan Ahmed arrives for questioning before the CBI in the Narada sting operation case, in Kolkata on Monday.
Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha MP Sultan Ahmed arrives for questioning before the CBI in the Narada sting operation case, in Kolkata on Monday.(PTI)

The CBI on Monday interrogated senior Trinamool Congress MP Sultan Ahmed over his alleged role in the Narada video tapes scandal which purportedly showed him accepting bribe to favour a fictitious firm.

Ahmed was quizzed for nearly seven hours by the CBI officials in Kolkata.

The Trinamool Congress MP is the third person to have been quizzed by the investigating agency after his younger brother Iqbal Ahmed, a Trinamool MLA and deputy mayor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation, and IPS officer SMH Mirza.

According to CBI sources, the Trinamool MP may be summoned again after verifying his statements given on Monday to the agency’s officers.

After coming out of the CBI office, Ahmed said, “I have tried to answer all the questions to the best of my ability and knowledge. I have fully cooperated with the CBI. In future too, I will cooperate with it.”

The Narada tapes, which were released before the 2016 assembly elections in West Bengal, allegedly showed several Trinamool Congress MLAs and MPs accepting money from journalist Mathew Samuels who posed as a businessman.

No arrests have been made so far in connection with the case.