TMC leaders have been accused in the coal scam case. It also includes the name of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew and TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee.
The CBI has taken major action before the assembly elections in West Bengal. The CBI team reached the residence of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee on Sunday in connection with the investigation into the coal scam. The team summoned Abhishek’s wife Rujira Banerjee to join the investigation. CBI has already sent notices to Rujira.
Abhishek said – we are not going to bow
Abhishek said through social media that at 2 pm today, the CBI gave notice of my wife’s name. We have full faith in the law. Attacking the central government, he said that if he feels that he will be able to intimidate us in this way, then it is his biggest mistake. We are not those who can be bowed.
Questions raised on the timing of the notice
However, there are also questions on the timing of the notice. TMC has termed this kind of notice just before assembly elections as politics. Even before this, the Mamta government has accused the central government of misusing government agencies many times.
13 bases were raided on Friday
In the same case, the CBI on Friday raided 13 places in Purulia, Bankura, Burdwan and Kolkata of the state. The raids took place at the locations of young Trinamool Congress leader Vinay Mishra, businessmen Amit Singh and Neeraj Singh. No one was present at the house during the raid.
Earlier on 11 January, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted raids in Hooghly, Kolkata, North 24 Parganas, Asansol, Durgapur, Bardhaman.
TMC leaders are accused only
TMC leaders have been accused in the coal scam. It also includes Abhishek’s name. It is alleged that several thousand crores of coal was illegally mined in Bengal and it was sold in the black market through a racket. In this case, even in the early weeks of December, the CBI raided the office of CA Ganesh Bagaria of Kolkata.
The investigation began in September; Court approves CBI
An investigation into the coal scam began in September last year. Since then, BJP has been continuously accusing TMC for this. BJP leaders say that TMC leaders converted black money from coal scam into white money through shell companies. The biggest beneficiary in this is Abhishek Banerjee, nephew of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Abhishek Banerjee is the chairman of the youth wing of TMC. In his party, he had made 15 youth, including Vinay Mishra, as general secretary. Vinay Mishra has been accused of coal scam since the beginning. The TMC had filed a petition in the High Court to stay the CBI probe, which was rejected by the court.