TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee, Wife Rujira Summoned By ED in Coal Smuggling Case
Kolkata, August 28: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday summoned Bengal’s TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee and his wife Rujira Banerjee in an alleged money laundering case involving coal smuggling.
The Diamond Harbour MP, who has been asked to appear before the agency on September 6th at New Delhi is TMC’s general secretary and also Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s nephew. While the ED has asked Mrs. Banerjee (Rujira) to appear before the body on 1st of September, Banerjee’s lawyer Sanjay Basu has also been summoned and has to appear before the agency on the third of the coming month.
In the same case, the ED has also summoned two senior IPS officers of the West Bengal police — Shyam Singh & Gyanwant Singh on September 8th & September 9th respectively.
Notably, the CBI had questioned Mrs Rujira Banerjee in this case earlier on 23rd of February this year. However, the ED after taking notes of the CBI’s FIR has initiated the probe into the high profile money laundering case that involved thefts in the government owned coal fields, carried out in collaboration with government officials in West Bengal.