CBI serves discover to Abhishek Banerjee’s spouse in coal pilferage case, asks her to affix probe

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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday summoned the spouse of TMC chief and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee asking her to affix the probe within the coal pilferage case. A group of the CBI served discover at Banerjee’s Kolkata residence at the moment. 

In keeping with knowledgeable sources, the probe company desires to interrogate Banerjee’s spouse at the moment itself.

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. Each are absconding and have been named by the company as proclaimed offenders. The investigating company has issued a look-out discover towards each of them. 

At a public rally, BJP chief Suvendu Adhikari had claimed that Lala used to switch cash to Abhishek’s spouse 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. In the meantime, the CBI is probing if Rujira had any enterprise relations with Lala.

Reacting to the CBI discover, Abhishek Banerjee stated he has full religion within the regulation of the land, and wouldn’t be “cowed down” by the “ploys”. 

“At 2 pm at the moment, the CBI served a discover within the identify of my spouse. We’ve got full religion within the regulation of the land. Nevertheless, in the event that they assume they will use these ploys to intimidate us, they’re mistaken. We’re 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 discover to Banerjee’s spouse. In an announcement, the get together stated that folks will give a befitting reply to the BJP over this in the course of 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 get together stated it was not scared and can battle it out. 

The meeting elections in West Bengal are due in April-Could. The Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) has launched a vigorous marketing campaign to oust the ruling TMC that had secured consecutive wins in 2011 and 2016 beneath its chief Mamata Banerjee. A Lok Sabha member, Abhishek Banerjeewields appreciable affect within the get together and has been main the Trinamool Congress’ counter-attack.

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