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On Monday, the CBI also questioned the sister-in-law of Mamta Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek. (File photo)
The CBI will interrogate Rujira Banerjee, daughter-in-law of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the coal scam case. Ruzira was summoned by the CBI on Monday, but he wrote a letter to the officers asking for a one-day deferment. Rujira is the wife of Mamta’s nephew Abhishek. Abhishek’s sister-in-law Maneka Gambhir was also questioned by the CBI on Monday for about three hours. Many close friends of Abhishek are in the grip of the CBI in this case.
TMC furious over CBI action
The raid in the house and office of Abhishek Banerjee’s close friends has led to the outbreak of Trinamool Congress leaders. The leaders alleged that BJP is resorting to CBI to pressurize Bengal elections. TMC MP Saugata Roy said there is no ally with the BJP. His colleagues are CBI and ED. With the help of his colleagues, he threatens other parties and puts pressure on the Trinamool. Whatever notice has been given to our leaders, we will fight it legally.
BJP said, only wrongdoers are afraid
The BJP has retaliated on the TMC allegations. BJP West Bengal president Dilip Ghosh said that the CBI had started investigating the matter much earlier. Sending notices and inquiries are not happening for the first time. CBI is working within the purview of the law. The people of TMC are afraid because they have done wrong. Those who do wrong things are afraid.
13 bases were raided on Friday
In the same case, the CBI on Friday raided 13 places in Purulia, Bankura, Burdwan and Kolkata of the state. The raids took place at the locations of young Trinamool Congress leader Vinay Mishra, businessmen Amit Singh and Neeraj Singh. No one was present at the house during the raid. Earlier on 11 January, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted raids in Hooghly, Kolkata, North 24 Parganas, Asansol, Durgapur, Bardhaman.
TMC leaders are accused only
TMC leaders have been accused in the coal scam. It also includes Abhishek’s name. It is alleged that several thousand crores of coal was illegally mined in Bengal and it was sold in the black market through a racket. In this case, even in the early weeks of December, the CBI raided the office of CA Ganesh Bagaria of Kolkata.
The investigation began in September; Court approves CBI
An investigation into the coal scam began in September last year. Since then, BJP has been continuously accusing TMC for this. BJP leaders say that TMC leaders converted black money from coal scam into white money through shell companies. The biggest beneficiary in this is Abhishek Banerjee, nephew of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Abhishek Banerjee is the chairman of the youth wing of TMC. In his party, he had made 15 youth, including Vinay Mishra, as general secretary. Vinay Mishra has been accused of coal scam since the beginning. The TMC had filed a petition in the High Court to stay the CBI probe, which was rejected by the court.