CBI questions Abhishek Banerjee’s spouse in coal theft case

A workforce of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday questioned Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Abhishek Banerjee’s spouse, Rujira Banerjee, in reference to a case involving coal theft. The CBI officers had been current at her residence for greater than an hour.

Minutes earlier than the workforce of CBI officers arrived at Mr. Banerjee’s residence on 188 Harish Chatterjee Avenue, he was visited by his aunt and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The Chief Minister spent about ten minutes with the Banerjees earlier than leaving for the State Secretariat.

The CBI has earlier questioned Mr. Banerjee in reference to a case registered on November 27, 2020 involving coal theft. On Sunday the CBI served a discover to Ms Rujira below Part 160 of Code of Legal Process. Within the discover, the company requested her to be current at her residence on Sunday to reply questions regarding the case.

“Although I’m unaware of the rationale for me being referred to as for questioning or the subject material of the investigation, it’s possible you’ll go to my residence as per your comfort between 11 a.m. and three p.m. tomorrow, i.e. 23 February 2021,” Ms .Banerjee had stated in her reply to the CBI on Monday.

Over the previous few months, the CBI has carried out a number of raids in Kolkata and different elements of State in reference to the coal theft case. The company has tracked Anup Majhi alias Lala, and one other accused within the case, Trinamool Congress youth chief Vinay Mishra. Each the accused stay elusive regardless of the company conducing a number of raids.

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