CBI serves notice to Abhishek Banerjee’s wife in coal pilferage case, asks her to join probe


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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday summoned the wife of TMC chief and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee asking her to join the probe in the coal pilferage case. A group of the CBI served notice at Banerjee’s Kolkata residence immediately. 

According to knowledgeable sources, the probe company desires to interrogate Banerjee’s wife immediately itself.

The CBI is probing a multi-crore coal rip-off in Bengal whereby the company is investigating two kingpins — Anup Majhi alias Lala, and Binay Mishra. Both are absconding and have been named by the company as proclaimed offenders. The investigating company has issued a look-out notice in opposition to each of them. 

At a public rally, BJP chief Suvendu Adhikari had claimed that Lala used to switch cash to Abhishek’s wife Rujira Narula Banerjee’s checking account. He alleged that Lala transferred Rs 1.5 lakh Thai forex day by day to Rujira’s checking account in Bangkok. Meanwhile, the CBI is probing if Rujira had any enterprise relations with Lala. 

The meeting elections are due in April-May in West Bengal, the place the BJP has launched a vigorous marketing campaign to oust the ruling TMC that had secured consecutive wins in 2011 and 2016 beneath its chief Mamata Banerjee.

Abhishek Banerjee, who’s a Lok Sabha member, wields appreciable affect in the celebration and has been main the Trinamool Congress’ counter-attack.

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