The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) summons to Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee’s spouse Rujira has as soon as once more put concentrate on her after the Customized Division discover to her in 2019.
A Thai nationwide, she has additionally been served discover by the Union Residence Ministry in 2019 over “discrepancies” in her PIO card and different paperwork.
A day after issuing discover for questioning in reference to the unlawful coal smuggling case, which the company registered in November final 12 months, the CBI held Rujira Banerjee ‘Naroola’ is acquainted with the “circumstances” of the coal theft case.
Responding to the CBI discover, Rujira, in a letter to CBI investigating officer Umesh Kumar, stated that she can be obtainable for the questioning at her residence between 11 a.m. to three p.m. on Tuesday.
In response to CBI sources, the company desires to research the allegations that some transactions have been made in her financial institution accounts from principal accused Anul Majhi alias Lala, who has been named within the CBI case.
Former Trinamool Congress Minister Suvendu Adhikari, who had joined the BJP two months again, had, terming Rujira as “Madam Naroola”, accused her of being the recipient of cash from Lala. Even on Monday, he claimed to quickly launch a diary of the “transactions of Madam Naroola”.
Rujira, who holds an Abroad Citizen of India (OCI) card, first grabbed nationwide consideration in March 2019 after she was accused of obstructing a Customs officer at Kolkata’s Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Worldwide (NSCBI) airport, after being allegedly detained by the Customs officers for carrying gold in her check-in baggage.
Later, Abhishek Banerjee, who’s nephew of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, refuted all of the allegations by describing them as “baseless”. The matter is now sub-judice as each the events approached the court docket.
In response to some experiences, Rujira’s father is a resident of Delhi’s Rajouri Backyard and owns a cell gadget store in Karol Bagh space. He additionally had enterprise in Thailand, the place Rujira was born.
How Abhishek Banerjee met Rujira
In response to Trinamool Congress leaders, Rujira, who retains a low profile, had met Abhishek after they have been learning on the (now-closed) Indian Institute of Planning and Administration (IIPM) in Delhi they usually have been married in a lavish ceremony within the capital in February 2012.
Nonetheless, following the comb with Customs, she got here below the Union Residence Ministry’s scanner, which, on March 29, 2019, identified “discrepancies” in her PIO (individual of Indian origin) card and marriage certificates.
The discover, despatched by way of Foreigners’ Division of the ministry, sought clarifications from her inside 15 days after the date of problem and threatened to take acceptable motion if she failed to reply.
Controversy over Rujira’s passport
In response to the discover, “Rujira, a Thai nationwide, had been issued PIO card by Indian Embassy in Bangkok on eight January, 2010 mentioning Niphon Naroola as father within the card. She utilized for conversion of her PIO card into OCI (abroad citizenship of India) card within the workplace of FRRO, Kolkata and issued the OCI card on eight November, 2017.
“One of many supporting paperwork submitted by Rujira to get her PIO card transformed into OCI card was the certificates of her marriage with Abhishek which was issued on 13 February, 2013 whereby she talked about Gursharan Singh Ahuja as her father.”
“The central authorities has been additional knowledgeable that on 14 November, 2019 Rujira utilized for PAN card by submitting Type 49A with out intimating her actual standing as a Thai nationwide holding OCI card and mentioning Gursharan Singh Ahuja as her father. She was truly required to fill Type 49AA to get a PAN by declaring herself as a foreigner holding an OCI card. On the premise of knowledge given in her utility Type 49A, she has obtained the PAN card below the identify Rujira Naroola within the capability of an Indian citizen,” the discover stated.
It stated in mild of the discrepancies, it was prima facie of the opinion that her registration of Rujira as an OCI card holder is accountable for cancellation, and requested her to elucidate why she has made false representations and hid materials info whereas submitting paperwork earlier than the competent authorities to get her OCI and PAN playing cards.
Nonetheless, there have been no additional developments on this connection.
In response to Abhishek’s 2019 Lok Sabha election affidavit filed with the Election Fee, Rujira has Rs 5,01,644.48 as deposits in her checking account, in addition to Rs 87,300 money, gold jewelry value Rs 22 lakh and work value Rs three lakh. In 2019, earlier than the elections, she had whole belongings value Rs 35.55 lakh.
The CBI had registered a case in opposition to Lala and different unidentified folks, together with some workers of the Japanese Coalfields Ltd and of different Central authorities places of work over coal theft and carried out raids in November final 12 months and not too long ago.