July 5, 2022

Kolkata: Enforcement Directorate (ED) has as soon as once more summoned TMC nationwide secretary Abhishek Banerjee and his spouse Rujira Banerjee to the nationwide capital subsequent week over an alleged coal rip-off.

By the way, Banerjee and his spouse difficult the summons issued through the central company on September 10 closing 12 months had moved the Delhi Top Court docket, which used to be pushed aside on March 11.

On March 11, a bench of Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar had denied the relaxation to Abhishek Banerjee and his spouse over the summons through ED over showing on the nationwide capital since they’re the citizens of Bengal.

Solicitor Common Tushar Mehta, representing ED elevating Prevention of Cash Laundering Act (PMLA) mentioned that the jurisdiction of ED isn’t ‘confined’ to any explicit house or police station.

TMC MLA Tapas Roy mentioned that the BJP after profitable 4 states is making an attempt to turn their ‘vengeance’ towards the TMC.

“The BJP has all the time upped their ante towards the TMC. After the result of the Meeting election of 5 states are out, now as soon as once more the BJP is making an attempt to turn their vengeance towards the TMC. The BJP can’t forestall the TMC like this,” mentioned Roy.

BJP state president Sukanta Majumdar mentioned that the probe is being performed in order that ‘answers’ may also be reached in the back of the scams.

It may be recalled that the ED lodged a case underneath the provisions of the PMLA according to a November 2020 FIR registered through the CBI that alleged coal rip-off at Jap Coalfields at portions of Asansol.

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It may be recalled that on September 5 closing 12 months Banerjee used to be held for 9 hours for his alleged reference to the coal rip-off.

After coming from ED workplace, Abhishek mentioned that the ones towards BJP are all the time confused through their businesses.

On February 21 closing 12 months, a CBI group visited TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee’s place of abode and summoned his spouse Rujira Narula (Banerjee) and his sister-in-law Menaka Gambhir over alleged connection within the coal rip-off.

After quizzing Rujira, the CBI officers mentioned that they aren’t happy together with her answer.

It’s pertinent to say that Vinay Mishra the kingpin of this rip-off has been absconding and his brother in a recorded observation in Bankura police station had without delay taken Abhishek Banerjee’s identify within the rip-off.

Aside from Abhishek and his spouse, TMC chief Malay Ghatak had additionally been summoned through ED on this rip-off.

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Revealed on: Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 10:04 PM IST