The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday interrogated Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee’s spouse Rujira Narula Banerjee at its Kolkata workplace in reference to the probe into the multi-crore rupees coal pilferage rip-off, an official mentioned.
Rujira Banerjee went to the ED workplace on the CGO complicated at round 11 am carrying her son in her arms.
4 officers, two of them girls, are questioning her, the official mentioned.
“We’re grilling her about a couple of transactions made in a checking account in Bangkok. Her solutions are being tallied with these given by individuals who had been interrogated earlier in the identical case,” he mentioned when contacted.
Abhishek Banerjee is the nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The Supreme Courtroom has allowed the ED to quiz Mr Banerjee and his spouse within the coal smuggling case in Kolkata by giving them an advance 24 hour discover.
The ED had expressed apprehensions on the Supreme Courtroom citing previous situations of violence towards CBI officers, who had been gheraoed within the metropolis after three heavyweight Trinamool leaders had been summoned by them in reference to one other rip-off at its workplace.
It had mailed to the state police looking for safety. Following it, an enormous police association was made on the ED workplace in Kolkata, a senior official of the power mentioned.
The investigation is linked to an FIR filed by CBI in 2020 in a multi-crore rupees pilferage rip-off.
CBI has thus far questioned Rujira Banerjee twice in reference to the rip-off. The central company had final 12 months too interrogated her sister Menoka Gambhir, her husband and father-in-law in reference to the probe.
It’s alleged that unlawful mining of coal was carried out at leasehold mines of Japanese Coalfields’ in Kunustoria and Kajora areas close to Asansol in West Bengal. Investigations have hinted in the direction of monetary transactions of Rs 1,300 crore, the majority of which went to a number of influential individuals as per CBI.
The probe revealed that the cash was deposited in overseas financial institution accounts of those influential individuals by way of hawala.
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