The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear a public interest litigation seeking registration of criminal cases and CBI inquiry against the Trinamool Congress allegedly caught accepting bribes in a sting operation conducted by Narada, a news portal.
A bench headed by Chief Justice TS Thakur told the petitioner – a social activist and businessman – that the PIL will be heard on April 29.
The petitioner, Biplab Kumar Chowdhury, has claimed he was forced to approach the SC because the authorities, including Lok Sabha Speaker, Bengal Assembly Speaker and state police officials have ignored his representation for acting against the politicians “exposed” in the sting operation.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan earlier last month referred the alleged bribery case involving the TMC leaders to the ethics committee for investigation and report.
“The videotape clearly showed senior police official SM Ahmed Mirza accepting cash from the representatives of the company and acknowledging himself to be the key fund collecting agent of the political party and also a trusted lieutenant of Rajya Sabha member Mukul Roy”, the petition said.
According to the petition, the news portal also listed the names of TMC leaders and those associated closely with them in accepting bribes and promising favours in return.