Kolkata: The CBI team today questioned TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee’s sister-in-law Maneka Gambhir for about three hours in the coal smuggling case. Two women officers of CBI questioned Maneka at her house. After nearly three hours of question and answer, the CBI team left from there.
The CBI had earlier on Sunday summoned Abhishek Banerjee’s wife Rujira Banerjee for questioning in the same case and reached her home. Later, Rujira’s sister was also summoned for questioning. However, due to Rujira not being at home, the CBI team had to return without questioning. Later, Rujira Banerjee told the CBI that she would be available for questioning in connection with the case on February 23 from 11 am to 3 pm at her residence on Harish Mukherjee Marg.
Trinamool Congress MP from Diamond Harbor Abhishek Banerjee is the nephew of Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Assembly elections are going to be held soon in West Bengal. In such a situation, on this action of CBI, Abhishek Banerjee had yesterday tweeted that he is not among those bowing down.
He tweeted, “At 2 pm today, the CBI has given a notice in my wife’s name. We have full faith in the law. However, if they believe they can use these tactics to intimidate us.” , Then they are wrong. We are not the ones who can be bowed down. ”
What is the matter?
In November, the CBI alleged Manjhi alias Lala, the alleged mastermind of the theft racket, General Manager of Eastern Coalfield Limited (ECL) – Amit Kumar Dhar (erstwhile Kunustoria region and now Pandeshwar region) and Jayesh Chandra Rai (Cajor region), ECL’s security chief Tanmay Das , Area security inspector, Kunustoria, Dhananjay Rai and SSI and Debashish Mukherjee, security in-charge of Kajor region, had filed a case. It is alleged that Manjhi alias Lala is involved in illegal mining and theft of coal from ECL leased mines in Kunustoria and Kajor areas.