March 17, 2022
Abhishek Banerjee, who is the nephew of the Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee has been summoned by Enforcement Directorate (ED). Alongh with him, his wife Rujira has also been asked to join the investigation. The investigation is in connection with a coal block allocation scam.
The investigation procedure will take place on March 21-22. Abhishek Banejree had on September 6, 2021, recorded his statement before the ED officials. He was interrogated for around six hours. However, the probe agency was not satisfied and hence summoned him again along with his wife.
In September 2021, the couple, via their counsel, had moved a plea before the Delhi High Court against the ED’s summon. However, their plea was dismissed by the court on March 11.
The couple said in their plea that they were residence of West Bengal and had sought relief on that ground. Their contention was challenged by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who was appearing for the ED.