The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday served a notice to the wife of Trinamool Congress leader and chief minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee at his Kolkata residence asking her to join the probe in the coal pilferage case.
Abhishek Banerjee is the nephew of TMC supremo and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. The CBI team visited Banerjee's residence in South Kolkata to serve notice to his wife Rujira Banerjee to join the probe.
In response to the notice, TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee said he has full faith in the law of land. “At 2pm today, the CBI served a notice in the name of my wife. We have full faith in the law of the land. However, if they think they can use these ploys to intimidate us, they are mistaken. We are not the ones who would ever be cowed down,” he tweeted.
The team is likely to question her in connection with the case at her residence, sources said. This is for the first time that the investigative agency has summoned Abhishek's wife in the coal smuggling case in which the probe agency conducted multiple raids at several locations across the state last week. The agency carried out searches on Friday at 13 locations in four districts of poll-bound West Bengal in connection in the coal scam case.
As of now, the CBI had registered an FIR in November last year against Anup Manjhi alias Lala, Eastern Coalfield Ltd General Managers Amit Kumar Dhar (of then Kunustoria area now Pandaveswar area) and Jayesh Chandra Rai (Kajora area) besides ECL Chief of Security Tanmay Das, Area Security Inspector, Kunustoria Dhananjay Rai and SSI and security in-charge Kajora area Debashish Mukherjee.