Coal Scam: CBI inquires Rujira Banerjee

Just minutes before the questioning, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee paid a visit to Rujira's residence.

A team of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday, questioned Rujira Naroola Banerjee for an hour at her residence in Kolkata in connection with a coal scam case.

According to reports, CBI sources said that the agency is investigating Rujira and Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Abhishek Banerjee's sister-in-law Menaka Gambhir on the basis of a mobile phone recovered on 19 February during coal scam-related raids across West Bengal.

Sources in the investigation agency further told that the mobile phone had details of a bank account in the name of Rujira Naroola in the Siam Paragon branch of a Kasikornbank in Thailand. It also allegedly had WhatsApp chats showing transactions made to one "Menka" on 3 November 2018.

Menaka was questioned by the CBI on Monday, for around three hours over her assets and bank accounts abroad. The agency was expected to follow a similar line of questioning in Rujira's case too.

Meanwhile, just minutes before the questioning, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid a visit to her nephew Abhishek's residence and left soon afterwards.

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