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Bengal: FIR registered against CBI chief probing coal scam, accused of recording statement by threatening

The West Bengal Police on Tuesday registered an FIR towards a number of officers of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), together with these main the continued probe by the central probe company within the coal smuggling case within the state. The title of the officer is Umesh Kumar. An FIR has been registered at Bishnupur police station below Diamond Harbor sub-division of South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. A particular staff of Diamond Harbor District Police has began investigation into the matter.

Not too long ago, a resident of Diamond Harbor lodged a grievance with the native police station that he was threatened together with some others by CBI officers within the title of interrogation associated to the coal rip-off investigation.

The complainant additionally alleged that CBI officers have been pressurizing her to provide statements as per her directions and file these statements. He has named Umesh Kumar within the grievance.

It’s realized that Umesh Kumar was a part of the CBI staff that had gone to Trinamool Congress nationwide basic secretary and celebration MP Abhishek Banerjee’s south Kolkata residence on June 14 this yr to query his spouse Rujira Narula Banerjee over the coal rip-off.

State police sources stated they’ve began a preliminary inquiry into the matter and, if required, will maintain talks with CBI officers named within the case, together with Umesh Kumar.

Other than the CBI, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) can also be conducting parallel probe within the coal smuggling case in West Bengal. On this connection, Abhishek Banerjee himself has to face questioning from each these companies. His spouse’s title got here to the fore after investigative officers allegedly traced a checking account of hers in Bangkok’s capital Thailand, the place a big sum of cash allegedly linked to the coal smuggling rip-off was transferred. Nonetheless, Rujira Narula Banerjee has denied the stated checking account data.

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