Kolkata/ New Delhi:
Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee’s spouse Rujira Benerjee has been requested to hitch investigations by the Central Bureau of Investigation in a case involving allegations of coal smuggling. The CBI crew turned up on the dwelling of Mr Banerjee in Kolkata at this time to challenge summons to her within the case, sources advised NDTV. However she was not at dwelling and the officers left after handing the discover to her household, the sources added.
The allegations are that coal mafia paid common kickbacks to leaders of Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress. The cash was channelled via the social gathering’s youth chief Vinay Mishra, who’s beneath scanner within the case and is at the moment absconding. The company has issued a non-bailable warrant towards him.
The central company filed the case in November final yr to probe alleged unlawful mining and theft of coal from Kunustoria and Kajoria coal fields of Japanese Coalfield Restricted.
The summons to the spouse of the MP from Diamond Harbour come within the backdrop of impending meeting elections within the state, wherein the BJP is hoping to wrest energy from the Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress.
Abhishek Banerjee is seen by many because the political inheritor of the Chief Minister and his speedy rise within the social gathering is claimed to have alienated many leaders, a few of whom have joined the BJP.
Earlier this week, Ms Banerjee had challenged Amit Shah to beat Mr Banerjee within the elections as the 2 fought over allegations of dynasty politics.
Ms Banerjee, who had dragged Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah into the controversy final week, had additionally mentioned, “I problem Amit Shah to let his son enter politics”.
Throughout his go to to the state final week, Amit Shah had mentioned, “Modi Sarkar is for Garib Kalyan (welfare of the poor). Mamata Sarkar is for Bhatija Kalyan (welfare of the nephew). She is questioning when she will be able to make her nephew Chief Minister”.
He had additionally repeated the allegation at his public tackle at Namkhana the place he flagged off a ‘parivartan yatra’.
Ms Banerjee, together with her road fighter credentials, didn’t pull punches.
“They maintain saying Bhatija Bua. What about your son? We’re dangerous simply because we’re in Bengal. How did he make a lot cash?” she had shot again that day.