New Delhi: The CBI on Sunday served notice to TMC leader and wife of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee at his Kolkata-based residence to ask him to join the investigation in the coal pilot case, a development that could further raise the political temperature. Pole-bound West Bengal.
Sources said that the team may interrogate Abhishek Banerjee’s wife Rujira Banerjee in connection with the case at his residence.
The CBI registered an FIR in November last year against the alleged kingpin Manjhi alias Lala of the pilot racket, Amit Kumar Dhar (then Kunstoria region, now Pandeshwar region) and Jayachandra Rai (Kajor region), general manager of Eastern Coalfield Limited. Had. Security Tanmay Das, Area Security Inspector, Kunustoria Dhananjay Rai and SSI and Security In-charge Kajor Region Debashish Mukherjee.
It has been alleged that the accused Manjhi Lala is involved in illegal mining and theft of coal from ECL’s leasehold mines in Kunustoria and Kajoria areas, he said.
Assembly elections are scheduled to be held in April-May in West Bengal, where the BJP, under its leader Mamata Banerjee, has campaigned vigorously to oust the ruling TMC, which had consistently won in 2011 and 2016.
Abhishek Banerjee, who is a Lok Sabha member, creates a lot of influence in the party and has been leading the counterattack by the Trinamool Congress.
CBI is BJP’s ally: TMC on notice to Abhishek’s wife
The Trinamool Congress on Sunday targeted the Center and accused it of political vendetta, saying the CBI served notice to the wife of party MP Abhishek Banerjee, asking her to join the investigation in the coal theft case.
In a statement, the party said that people will respond to the BJP on this during the elections.
As per expectation. So desperate. All the BJP colleagues have left him. Therefore the only loyal partners are the CBI and ED, ‘it said.
He said, “CBI is the only ally of BJP.”
The party said that it is not scared and it will fight it.
Abhishek, a TMC MP from Diamond Harbor, is the nephew of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Trinamool Congress spokesperson and MP Saugata Roy accused the CBI that nothing but political vendetta happened at Abhishek’s house.
“The way the BJP was targeting Abhishek for the last few days proves that he was ready to do something,” he said.
The BJP said that TMC is trying to politicize the matter.
‘If someone has done something wrong, the law will find its way. Those who are guilty should be punished. BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya said that no one should try to politicize the matter.