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Bengal minister Subrata Mukherjee deposes before CBI
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Bengal minister Subrata Mukherjee deposes before CBI

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Kolkata, Sep 2 : West Bengal minister for Panchayat Subrata Mukherjee today appeared before the CBI officials probing the Narada scam, two days after Trinamool Congress MP Prasun Banerjee on Saturday deposed before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials in the same case.

Official sources said, TMC's senior most leader and minister Subrata Mukherjee was seen entering the CBI office at Nizam Palace in the city in response to several summons by the central investigating agency probing the Narada sting operations which purportedly shown many ministers, MPs and TMC leaders receiving wads of notes from unknown sources.

Sources said the CBI summoned besides Mr Mukherjee, TMC MPs Aparupa Poddar and Dr Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar and IPS officer SMH MIrza for their appearance today. Mr Mukheree and the IPS officer were seen separately in the CBI office today.

The sting operations were conducted by journo Mathew Samuel, from Kerala, during 2013/14 and were exposed ahead of state assembly polls in 2016.

The supreme court has asked the CBI to probe the case.

On Saturday, former football star turned TMC Lok Sabha member from Howrah Prasun Banerjee had appeared before the CBI officials in connection with the Narada sting operation probe.

The CBI on August 29, issued summons to several Trinamool Congress ministers and leaders in the Narada sting footage case, in which the politicians were purportedly seen taking hoards of cash from representatives of a fictitious company for extending favours.

The agency will conduct a voice sample test of the persons purportedly seen in the sting footage.

"I responded to the CBI summons and submitted my voice sample. I had already submitted all details regarding the incident to them when I was interrogated two years back. There was nothing new for me to tell them," Mr Banerjee said after coming out of the CBI office here last weekend. (UNI)