30th March, 2021
Kingpin Anup Maji alias Lala, absconding for four months in the coal smuggling case involving thousands of crores, appeared before the CBI in Kolkata on Tuesday. CBI's Anti Corruption Branch on Tuesday asked Lala to be present.
Although even before this, the CBI had given notice to Lala, he had not been appearing for four months. The process of questioning Lala has started. Let us tell you that CBI had also issued an arrest warrant against Lala. With this, the process of confiscating their property has also started.
It is to be known that earlier, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had given the notice of the alleged mastermind Anoop Majhi alias Lala in the illegal coal smuggling case worth thousands of crores. Maji was asked to appear for questioning on 30 March. Here, the Supreme Court has stayed the arrest of Anoop Maji till April 6. The Supreme Court has asked Anoop Majhi to cooperate in the CBI investigation.
Be aware that the court also made it clear in the order that this will not affect the investigation. The Supreme Court will next hear the case on April 6. The agency was on the lookout for the absconding Majhi and a lookout circular was issued against him. On Friday, CBI gave notice to Anoop Majhi alias Lala. Maji was asked to appear for questioning on 30 March.
On the other hand, the CBI on Friday requested the custody of the brother of Trinamool Youth Congress leader Vinay Mishra from a Delhi-based Enforcement Directorate court in connection with the coal smuggling scam. Vinay's brother Vikas Mishra is currently in the custody of the Enforcement Directorate, which was arrested from Delhi on 16 March. Vikas was also summoned for the second time to appear before CBI officials in connection with the case of investigation of smuggling of cattle.
The CBI had summoned businessman Amit Aggarwal, who is a close associate of coal smuggler Anup Majhi, in the coal scam case. Sources said that Agarwal was called for questioning the following week. The CBI raided Agrawal's premises in Kulti and Durgapur and its company's headquarters in Kolkata. The CBI also questioned Rujira, wife of Trinamool Congress leader Abhishek Banerjee, and his relative Maneka Gambhir.
Category: India: West Bengal