The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday summoned the wife and sister-in-law of TMC chief and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee asking them to affix the probe within the coal pilferage case. A workforce of the CBI served notice at Banerjee’s Kolkata residence on Sunday.
According to knowledgeable sources, the probe company needed to interrogate Banerjee’s wife as we speak itself, nevertheless, she did not be a part of the probe. Later on Sunday, the CBI issued summons to Banerjee’s sister-in-law Menaka Gambhir. She has been requested to look earlier than the investigating company on Monday.
The CBI is probing a multi-crore coal rip-off in Bengal whereby the company is investigating two kingpins — Anup Majhi alias Lala, and Binay Mishra. Both are absconding and have been named by the company as proclaimed offenders. The investigating company has issued a look-out notice in opposition to each of them.
At a public rally, BJP chief Suvendu Adhikari had claimed that Lala used to switch cash to Abhishek’s wife Rujira Narula Banerjee’s checking account. He alleged that Lala transferred Rs 1.5 lakh Thai forex day by day to Rujira’s checking account in Bangkok. Meanwhile, the CBI is probing if Rujira had any enterprise relations with Lala.
Reacting to the CBI notice, Abhishek Banerjee stated he has full religion within the legislation of the land, and wouldn’t be “cowed down” by the “ploys”.
“At 2 pm as we speak, the CBI served a notice within the identify of my wife. We have full religion within the legislation of the land. However, in the event that they assume they’ll use these ploys to intimidate us, they’re mistaken. We should not those who would ever be cowed down,” Banerjee stated in his assertion.
In a pointy assault, the Trinamool Congress hit out on the Centre, alleging political vendetta because the CBI served a notice to Banerjee’s wife. In a press release, the occasion stated that folks will give a befitting reply to the BJP over this throughout the polls.
“So predictable. So determined. All BJP allies have left them. So the one loyal allies are CBI and ED. CBI is the one ally of the BJP left,” it acknowledged. The occasion stated it was not scared and can combat it out.
The meeting elections in West Bengal are due in April-May. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has launched a vigorous marketing campaign to oust the ruling TMC that had secured consecutive wins in 2011 and 2016 underneath its chief Mamata Banerjee. A Lok Sabha member, Abhishek Banerjeewields appreciable affect within the occasion and has been main the Trinamool Congress’ counter-attack.
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