Kolkata: Trinamool MP Abhishek Banerjee has obtained a contemporary summons from the Enforcement Directorate to seem for questioning in reference to a cash laundering case linked to the alleged coal mine rip-off in Bengal. He has been requested to seem on September 21.
Mr Banerjee, 33, had initially been summoned to seem in Delhi on Friday however he begged off, saying that he couldn’t journey at such brief discover. He has already been questioned this month; on September 6 he was questioned for over eight hours in Delhi’s Jam Nagar Home.
Forward of that spherical of questioning Mr Banerjee informed reporters “I’m able to face investigation…will co-operate”. Nonetheless, he additionally identified “for a Kolkata-based case they’ve summoned me to Delhi.”
“I reiterate what I mentioned in November… if any central company can show my involvement in any unlawful transaction… I’ll stroll up the rostrum and get myself hanged publicly,” he declared dramatically.
Final time Mr Banerjee was questioned over hyperlinks to different accused and to 2 corporations that confirmed proof of unlawful transactions and are allegedly linked to his household.
His spouse, Rujira Banerjee, has additionally been summoned; she was requested to seem on September 1 however cited the Covid scenario and her younger youngsters to say she couldn’t journey.
Mrs Banerjee requested the company to query her at her Kolkata residence as an alternative.
Rujira Banerjee has additionally been questioned by the CBI – on February 23, days forward of the Bengal election. Her sister and household had been additionally questioned.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has accused the centre of unleashing its businesses on her nephew and his household; she claimed some BJP ministers had been working “hand in glove” with the coal mafia.
On Thursday, as she began her marketing campaign for the Bhabanipur bypoll, she attacked the BJP for unleashing central businesses towards its political adversaries.
With out naming BJP chief Suvendu Adhikari, she mentioned, “The one that truly took cash within the Narada case has no case towards him. Why cannot he be questioned by police? Is he the son of God? If he can resolve the place and when police can query him, we too should have the identical proper.”
The Enforcement Directorate is inquiring into cash laundering allegations linked to unlawful mining and theft of coal from the state-run Jap Coalfields Ltd (ECL) in Bengal.
The Enforcement Directorate has arrested two folks on this case until now.
One is Vikas Mishra, the brother of Trinamool youth wing chief Vinay Mishra, who’s acknowledged to have left the nation and renounced his citizenship. The second – former inspector in-charge of Bankura police station Ashok Kumar Mishra – was arrested early this yr.
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