A CBI crew visited the residence of Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee on Tuesday to look at his spouse Rujira within the coal pilferage case. The crew had on Monday questined Banerjee’s sister-in-law Menaka Gambhir in reference to the case.
Ahead of CBI examination of Rujira, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited his nephew’s residence to fulfill them.
On Monday, Rujira, in opposition to whom summons had additionally been issued, had advised the CBI that she could be accessible at her residence between 11 am and three pm Tuesday. “Though I am unaware of the reason for me being called for questioning or the subject matter of the investigation, you may visit my residence, as per your convenience, between 11 pm and 3pm tomorrow, i.e. 23rd February, 2021.”
A CBI crew together with two ladies officers spent round three hours at Gambhir’s home within the Kolkata suburbs. Sources mentioned she was questioned about some financial institution accounts and associated transactions. There was no official assertion by the CBI.
Banerjee has been the goal of the BJP’s assaults in its Assembly election marketing campaign.
The case of alleged unlawful coal mining and pilferage from the Kunustoria and Kajoria coal fields of Eastern Coalfield Limited (ECL) was filed by the CBI on November 27, 2020, underneath IPC Sections 120B (prison conspiracy) and 409 (prison breach of belief by a public servant) in addition to underneath the Prevention of Corruption Act.
The CBI has performed a number of raids in reference to the probe, and visited coal mines. The FIR lists a number of senior ECL officers, unknown officers of the CISF, Railways and different authorities departments, and different unknown individuals.
The Trinamool has referred to as the allegations a case of political vendetta, saying “the CBI is its (the BJP’s) only ally now”. A celebration chief who didn’t wish to be named mentioned, “Such things will be dealt legally. Even in the past we have won facing all this. Our party cannot be threatened using the Enforcement Directorate and CBI. With such actions, people are losing faith in the investigating agencies, that’s all.”