Mamata Banerjee Orders Police Probe Into Narada Sting Operation

18/06/2016 7:52 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:27 AM IST
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Chief minister of eastern Indian state of West Bengal and Trinamool Congress party chief, Mamata Banerjee, speaks with the media before leaving for parliament in New Delhi March 19, 2012. Still smarting from defeat in regional elections last month, the government of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is currently seeking to pass its 2012-13 budget in parliament and seems to be again bending to the wishes of ambitious coalition partner Banerjee. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS)

KOLKATA -- West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday ordered the police to probe the Narada controversial tapes.

"The state government will conduct probe in the matter. I want the truth to come out," she said.

Earlier in April, the Calcutta High Court had formed a three-member committee to probe the controversial tapes.

Narada News, led by its editor-in-chief Matthew Samuel, had earlier released three sets of videos of its sting operation, where top Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders were allegedly seen accepting bribes from journalists posing as businessmen.

The ruling party had dismissed the tapes as 'doctored' and said the 'dirty tricks departments' of its political opponents were behind the 'smear' campaign.

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