A CBI team arrived at the residence of Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee in South Kolkata on Tuesday to question his wife Rujira in the alleged coal theft case. Officials gave this information. Before the CBI team reached there, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reached her nephew and Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee to meet her at the residence on Harish Mukherjee Road in South Kolkata. Mamta stayed here for only 10 minutes. Responding to a CBI summon on Monday, Rujira Banerjee, wife of Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee, said she would be available from 23 am to 3 pm on 23 February 2021 for questioning in the alleged coal theft scam. Sources said that the CBI has sought details of Rujira’s bank transactions in the illegal coal mining case.
The CBI on Monday also questioned Rujira’s sister Maneka Gambhir in the case. On Monday, two women officers of the CBI reached Rujira’s sister Maneka Gambhir’s residence in Kolkata for questioning and questioned her for about three hours. The ruling party has alleged that the agency is questioning relatives of the Trinamool Congress leader before the assembly elections in West Bengal. Assembly elections are due in the state in April-May. In November last year, the Central Investigation Agency alleged Manjhi alias Lala, the alleged mastermind of the theft racket, General Manager of Eastern Coalfield Limited (ECL) -Amit Kumar Dhar (erstwhile Kunustoria region and now Pandeshwar area) and Jayesh Chandra Rai (Cajor area), chief of security of ECL An FIR was lodged against Tanmay Das, Area Security Inspector, Kunustoria, Dhananjay Rai and SSI and Debashish Mukherjee, Security In-charge of Kajor Region.
It is alleged that Manjhi alias Lala is involved in illegal mining and theft of coal from ECL leased mines in Kunustoria and Kajor areas. Rujira, while replying to the summons on Monday, asked the CBI to come to his residence on Tuesday between 11 am and 3 pm. In a letter to the CBI, he said, “Though I am unaware of the reason why I am being called for questioning or what is the subject of the investigation, you may, at your convenience, on 23 February 2021 from 11 am to 3 pm You can come to my residence in the middle of the afternoon. ”He said that when you come please inform me of this. Also, after the CBI has given notice to Abhishek Banerjee’s wife for questioning in the coal theft case, the Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamta Banerjee attacked. She said that as long as she has life inside her, she is not afraid of any kind of threat. Mamta Banerjee said, “Do not try to scare us from jail, we have faced guns and we are not afraid to fight mice.” The Chief Minister further said that there will be only one game in the year 2021 and in that match I will I will be the goalkeeper and want to see who wins and who loses.