New Delhi: TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee in the present day appeared earlier than the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Delhi for questioning in a cash laundering case linked to an alleged coal rip-off in West Bengal.
Officers mentioned Abhishek Banerjee’s assertion will probably be recorded beneath the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act (PMLA) and he’s anticipated to be confronted with some “evidences” gathered by investigators within the case, PTI reported.
Abhishek Banerjee, the nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, was as soon as questioned on this case in September final yr. His spouse Rujira additionally left with him for Delhi and is predicted to be examined by the company in the identical case on Tuesday.
The ED summons in opposition to the 2 got here after the Delhi Excessive Court docket on March 11 dismissed a plea by the couple difficult the company notices asking them to seem within the nationwide capital as a substitute of Kolkata.
The company lodged the case beneath the provisions of the PMLA primarily based on a November 2020 FIR registered by the CBI that alleged a multi-crore coal pilferage rip-off associated to Japanese Coalfields Restricted mines within the state’s Kunustoria and Kajora areas in and round Asansol.
Native coal operator Anup Majhi alias Lala is alleged to be the prime suspect within the case.
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