Friday, September 17, 2021

ED questions TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee in money laundering case linked to coal-pilferage scam

Enforcement Directorate has questioned Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee in a money laundering case linked to an alleged coal pilferage scam. Abhishek appeared before the the probe agency in New Delhi yesterday. His wife, too, was called by the agency but citing the Covid-19 pandemic, she requested the agency to question her at her residence in Kolkata.

The probe led by the ED is based on an FIR registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) over alleged mass coal pilferage in Eastern Coalfields Ltd mines in West Bengal’s Kunustoria and Kajora collieries.

Earlier Speaking to reporters, Mr Banerjee said the investigating agency has summoned him and he is ready to face any investigation. Mr Banerjee said, Investigation agency is doing their job and as a citizen, he will cooperate with them.

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