ED questioned Mamta Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee for 7 hours, know the whole matter

Pankaj Prasad
ED questioned Abhishek Banerjee
ED questioned Abhishek Banerjee

Abhishek's written statement was also taken. Video recording of the entire process of interrogation was also done.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED), probing the case of illegal coal mining and smuggling in West Bengal, questioned MP and Trinamool Congress National General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee for the third time on Friday. . Abhishek reached the ED (Enforcement Directorate) office located at CGO Complex, Saltlake at around 10:30 am.

Enforcement Directorate's action in the case of illegal coal mining and smuggling

Abhishek reached the ED office at Saltlake's CGO Complex at 10.30 am.

5 officers of the rank of assistant director came from ED headquarters to inquire

Written statement of Abhishek Banerjee taken

Five officers of the rank of assistant director from the ED headquarters in New Delhi had also come here to interrogate him. During the interrogation, an attempt was made to know the answers to many questions. Along with this, a written statement of Abhishek Banerjee was also taken. Video recording of the entire process of interrogation was also done. The Trinamool MP was questioned for about seven hours.

what questions were asked

According to sources, ED officials also asked Abhishek questions related to money laundering. These included other questions including sending coal smuggling money abroad. Officials asked whether money laundering has happened or not? Has money been sent abroad? Where did the coal smuggling money go and who are involved in it? Did it have political connections? The Trinamool leader was also asked what was his relation with the main accused Anoop Majhi alias Lala and absconding accused and former Trinamool leader Vinay Mishra.

ED asked these questions to Rujira Banerjee

According to sources, the ED officials also asked Mr. Banerjee questions related to his wife Rujira's transactions in her Bangkok bank account. ED officials have also found some documents related to the transaction, from which an attempt was made to know the answers to the questions related to it. However, ED officials have refused to say anything officially regarding the questioning.

what is the whole matter

This investigation is related to the FIR registered by the CBI in the case of coal theft scam worth crores of rupees in the year 2020. CBI started investigation by registering an FIR regarding illegal coal mining and smuggling from the mines of Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL). Later, the ED also started investigating this matter.

ED questioned Rujira Banerjee

In this case, the ED has questioned Trinamool leader Abhishek Banerjee twice and his wife Rujira Banerjee once. On September 5, in connection with the investigation of the same case, the ED had also summoned Maneka Gambhir, sister-in-law of MP Abhishek Banerjee, for questioning.