New Delhi: AITC General Secretary and Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate in the money laundering case. His wife Rujira Banerjee has also been summoned by ED for questioning in the coal scam case.While the MP from Diamond Harbour has been asked to appear before the agency in New Delhi on September 3, his wife has been asked to appear before them on September 1, according to ANI. Both have been asked to appear before the investigative officers along with their bank details.
Few others linked to the case have also been summoned to appear on different dates next month, the officials said.The case, filed under criminal sections of the (PMLA), was filed by the ED after studying a November 2020 FIR of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) that alleged a multi-crore coal pilferage scam related to the Eastern Coalfields Ltd mines in the state’s Kunustoria and Kajora areas in and around Asansol.Local state operative Anup Majhi alias Lala is alleged to be the prime suspect in the case, as reported by PTI.The ED had earlier claimed that TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee was a beneficiary of funds obtained from this illegal trade of coal smuggling.However, both Abhishek Banerjee and his wife Rujira have denied all the charges.The CBI had questioned Rujira Banerjee in the case on February 23, days ahead of the assembly polls, in Kolkata. Her Sister and family have also been questioned in the case.