New Delhi: Narada News editor-in-chief Mathew Samuel was detained by Immigration at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on Saturday. He was involved in Narada sting operation case.
Samuel had moved the Calcutta High Court on July 25 over the sting operation in which several of West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress leaders were purportedly shown accepting money.
Chief Minister in June ordered a probe headed by the city Police Commissioner to find if there was a “conspiracy” behind the sting.
In pursuance of the probe, the police booked Samuel on several charges and summoned him multiple times for his personal appearance and interrogation.
But Samuel refused to appear before the police contending that the Calcutta High Court is hearing multiple public interest litigations (PILs) seeking independent probe into the sting operation.
The police have already grilled Trinamool legislator Iqbal Ahmed and Indian Police Service officer S.M.H. Meerza, who featured in the sting.
(With IANS inputs)