Monday, March 14, 2016
Kolakata A news portal on Monday released a 24 minute video of a string operation that purportedly showing 11 senior Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders and a senior police officer close to the leaders promising favours and accepting wads of currency of notes from representatives of fictitious firm.
The TMC has called the footage a ‘manufactured video’ and threatened to go to court while the opposition demanded the resignation of the TMC chairperson Mamata Banerjee though she does not feature in the footage. The sting operation conducted by the news portal ‘’Narada News’’ released a finely crafted video called ‘X Files’ on its website. It shows nearly all top leaders of the TMC including party vice-president Mukul Roy, three Cabinet Ministers and six sitting MPs – accepting money from a person who claims to have come to Kolkata from Chennai for favours to a fictious company. Impex Consultancy. The money ranges from Rs.5 lakh to Rs.20 lakh. Within minutes the video had gone viral on social media.
The producers of the video, well known journalist and former Managing Editor of Tehelka magazine, Mathew Samuel and angel Abraham claim that they started making the sting-video more than two years back.