New Delhi: Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee on Monday appeared earlier than the Enforcement Directorate in Delhi for questioning in a cash laundering case associated to the alleged coal rip-off in West Bengal. The Trinamool Congress nationwide common secretary was seen coming into the central probe company’s new workplace in central Delhi at round 11 am. Abhishek Banerjee’s assertion could be recorded beneath the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act (PMLA), officers mentioned. He’s additionally anticipated to be interrogated by presenting earlier than him a number of the “evidence” collected by the investigators within the case.
He mentioned that his position within the case is being probed. Abhishek and his spouse Rujira are being questioned in reference to the probe into the cash laundering case associated to the alleged coal rip-off in West Bengal. Banerjee, MP from Diamond Harbor, was questioned as soon as in September final 12 months on this case as nicely.
Whereas leaving for Delhi, Banerjee informed reporters on the Kolkata airport on Sunday that the Bharatiya Janata Party-led authorities on the Middle was unable to just accept the defeat within the 20-21 meeting elections in West Bengal and was in favor of its political pursuits. Enforcement Directorate and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) are getting used for this. Rujira has additionally reached Delhi with him. The company is anticipated to query him on Tuesday.
Banerjee and his spouse had earlier moved the court docket in opposition to being summoned by the ED to Delhi. The plea mentioned that since each are residents of West Bengal, they shouldn’t be known as by the company to look within the nationwide capital. His petition was dismissed by the Delhi Excessive Court docket on March 11.
The ED has registered a case beneath the provisions of the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act, 2002 on the idea of an FIR registered by the CBI of November 2020, regarding mines of ‘Easton’ Coalfields Restricted in Asansol and its adjoining Kunustoria and Kajora areas price crores of rupees. Coal rip-off has been alleged. The ED has claimed that the MPs are the beneficiaries of the cash acquired from this unlawful enterprise. Banerjee has denied all of the allegations.
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