A CBI group visited the place of dwelling of Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee on Tuesday to inspect his spouse Rujira within the coal pilferage case. The group had on Monday questined Banerjee’s sister-in-law Menaka Gambhir in reference to the case.
Ahead of CBI exam of Rujira, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited his nephew’s place of dwelling to fulfill them.
On Monday, Rujira, towards whom summons had additionally been issued, had instructed the CBI that she could be to be had at her place of dwelling between 11 am and three pm Tuesday. “Though I am unaware of the reason for me being called for questioning or the subject matter of the investigation, you may visit my residence, as per your convenience, between 11 pm and 3pm tomorrow, i.e. 23rd February, 2021.”
A CBI group together with two ladies officers spent round 3 hours at Gambhir’s area within the Kolkata suburbs. Sources mentioned she used to be wondered about some financial institution accounts and similar transactions. There used to be no professional commentary via the CBI.
Banerjee has been the objective of the BJP’s assaults in its Assembly election marketing campaign.
The case of alleged unlawful coal mining and pilferage from the Kunustoria and Kajoria coal fields of Eastern Coalfield Limited (ECL) used to be filed via the CBI on November 27, 2020, underneath IPC Sections 120B (felony conspiracy) and 409 (felony breach of accept as true with via a public servant) in addition to underneath the Prevention of Corruption Act.
The CBI has carried out a number of raids in reference to the probe, and visited coal mines. The FIR lists a number of senior ECL officers, unknown officers of the CISF, Railways and different govt departments, and different unknown individuals.
The Trinamool has referred to as the allegations a case of political vendetta, pronouncing “the CBI is its (the BJP’s) only ally now”. A birthday party chief who didn’t wish to be named mentioned, “Such things will be dealt legally. Even in the past we have won facing all this. Our party cannot be threatened using the Enforcement Directorate and CBI. With such actions, people are losing faith in the investigating agencies, that’s all.”