The Enforcement Directorate has once more served discover to Abhishek Banerjee asking him to seem earlier than the ED officers in Delhi on September 21. That is the third discover served to Banerjee on this month within the alleged coal smuggling case.
Earlier on September 6, Banerjee appeared earlier than the ED officers and he was interrogated for 9 hours. The subsequent day once more he was requested to return to the workplace however Banerjee replied that it was inconceivable for him to seem due to his pre-scheduled political applications. The central company once more served a discover asking him to seem on September 21.
The interrogation of Banerjee has sparked debate throughout political circles with chief minister Mamata Banerjee attacking the BJP authorities on the problems alleging that the Modi-Shah duo have been indulging in vindictive politics. “They don’t have any proof. They’re solely harassing him (Abhishek Banerjee). After they can’t combat us politically, they’re utilizing the central businesses to scare us,” Mamata Banerjee stated on the interrogation of Abhishek Banerjee who additionally occurs to be her nephew.
The case, filed beneath prison sections of the (PMLA), was filed by the ED after learning a November, 2020 FIR of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) that alleged a multi-crore coal pilferage rip-off associated to the Japanese Coalfields Ltd mines within the state’s Kunustoria and Kajora areas in and round Asansol. Native state operative Anup Majhi alias Lala is alleged to be the prime suspect within the case.
The ED had earlier claimed that Abhishek Banerjee was a beneficiary of funds obtained from this unlawful commerce. He has been denying all prices.
On September 6, after being interrogated by ED for 9 hours Abhishek Banerjee had stated, “It’s tough to cow us down by these businesses. We’re not Congress that we are going to sit again and watch. We are going to go to all of the locations the place democracy is being killed and butchered by the BJP”.
Other than Abhishek Banerjee, the ED summoned his spouse Rujira Banerjee, his lawyer Sanjay Basu and two IPS officers – Shyam Singh and Gyanwant Singh for interrogation. Rujira Banerjee, nevertheless, instructed the central company that on this pandemic state of affairs, it might not be attainable for her to go to Delhi for interrogation and requested the probe company to return to her residence to query her.