The Central Bureau of Investigation on Sunday served a notice to the wife of Trinamool Congress leader and chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee at his Kolkata residence asking her to be a part of the probe within the coal pilferage case, a growth that would additional increase the political temperature in poll-bound West Bengal.
The staff is probably going to query Abhishek Banerjee’s wife Rujira Banerjee in reference to the case at her residence, sources mentioned.
The central probe company had on Friday carried out a contemporary spherical of searches in reference to the case, they mentioned.
The CBI had registered an FIR in November final yr in opposition to the alleged kingpin of the pilferage racket Manjhi alias Lala, Eastern Coalfield Ltd General Managers Amit Kumar Dhar (of then Kunustoria space now Pandaveswar space) and Jayesh Chandra Rai (Kajor space) moreover ECL Chief of Security Tanmay Das, Area Security Inspector, Kunustoria Dhananjay Rai and SSI and safety in-charge Kajor space Debashish Mukherjee.
It is alleged that accused Manjhi Lala is concerned within the unlawful mining and theft of coal from leasehold mines of ECL in Kunustoria and Kajora areas, they mentioned.
The meeting elections are due in April-May in West Bengal, the place the BJP has launched a vigorous marketing campaign to oust the ruling TMC that had secured consecutive wins in 2011 and 2016 beneath its leader Mamata Banerjee.
Abhishek Banerjee, who’s a Lok Sabha member, wields appreciable affect within the occasion and has been main the Trinamool Congress’ counter-attack.