Kolkata: Calcutta High Court tonight stayed the bail granted to three Trinamool Congress leaders and a former close aide to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee leaders, who were arrested by CBI in connection with Narada sting case earlier in the day.
This comes hours after a special CBI court granted bail to the politicians.
Special CBI court judge Anupam Mukherjee had granted bail to senior ministers Subrata Mukherjee and Firhad Hakim, Trinamool Congress MLA Madan Mitra and former minister Sovan Chatterjee.
The court had directed that each of the four persons will have to pay two sureties of Rs 25,000 each as bail bonds.
Since the bail has been cancelled, all of the four leaders will have to stay in CBI custody till May 19, when the case was posted for next hearing.
Tensions boiled over throughout the day as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stage a sit-in at the probe agency’s office for six hours when her party supporters demonstrated in front of the CBI office in the heart of the city , chanting slogans – Inquilab Zindabad the premises and indulging in violent protests in several parts of the state.
The CBI submitted its charge sheet against the four, besides IPS officer SMH Meerza who is already out on bail.