Bengal, May 16: The CBI on Monday launched parallel raids and picked up TMC heavyweights and ministers Firhad Hakim, Shobhandeb Chattopadhyay, Subrata Mukherjee and MLA Madan Mitra in its probe on the Narada sting case.

Along with the TMC leaders, former Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee was also picked up by the CBI.

The TMC leaders were taken to the CBI office in the Narada sting operation case. A few days ago, Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar had given permission to the CBI for the prosecution of these TMC leaders.

West Bengal minister and Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim were picked up from his south Kolkata residence by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday morning.

Firhad Hakim was picked up for questioning in the Narada sting operation case. Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar had recently given consented for the prosecution of Firhad Hakim and others in the Narada sting case.

Meanwhile, CBI raids were also underway at former Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee’s residence. Sovan Chatterjee had quit TMC to join BJP but later quit the party after being denied a ticket from his bastion in the Bengal assembly election.