oi – Ankur Sharma
New Delhi, May 17.
Trinamool Congress leader Abhishek Banerjee and his wife Rujira Banerjee, who are trapped in the coal scam, have got a big relief from the Supreme Court of the country today. In fact, the Supreme Court has given permission to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to interrogate both of them in Kolkata instead of Delhi. The court has also stayed the arrest of Abhishek Banerjee till July 19.
It is known that Abhishek and Rujira had demanded that questions and answers should be given to them in Kolkata instead of Delhi. Although the court has accepted the appeal of both, but giving a stern warning to the Bengal government, saying that it will not interfere in this matter, if it tries to influence the investigation of ED, then the court will take strict action against it.
There was also a long questioning in September 2021
Let us tell you that earlier on March 21, 2022, TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee had appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Delhi for questioning in this case. He was also questioned in this case in September 2021 for a long time. Abhishek Banerjee had earlier said that the ED is working under the pressure of the central government and he has been forcefully implicated in this case.
What is the matter?
In fact, on November 27, 2020, the CBI had registered a case against several officers of Eastern Coalfield Limited, Anup Manjhi, unknown officers of CISF and Railways. All of them are accused of coal scam. It has been said on behalf of the CBI that all of them have stolen coal on a large scale from the mines and in this scam there were transactions of crores with two companies of Rujira Banerjee. The ownership of these companies was earlier with Abhishek Banerjee, but due to the increasing engagement in politics, now Rujira is taking charge of these companies.