ED summons West Bengal law minister Moloy Ghatak over smuggling coal case


Coal smuggling case: The Law Enforcement Department summoned West Bengal Justice Minister Moloy Ghatak on September 14 in an alleged coal smuggling case, ANI news agency reported on Monday.

Previously, the central investigative agency had also summoned Rujira Banerjee, wife of Trinamool National Congress Secretary Abhishek Banerjee. However, she did not appear in front of the ED. She was invited to appear before the agency in Delhi.

Writing to ED, Rujira said it was not safe for her and her two babies to travel to Delhi amid the Covid pandemic and asked ED to “consider asking her to show up in Kolkata in my residence “.

On August 28, the ED reported that it summoned TMC’s general secretary, Abhishek Banerjee, on September 3 in connection with the coal mining scam.

Abhishek Banerjee’s wife Rujira Banerjee was also summoned by ED on September 1 along with other people with their bank details.

BJP MP Jagannath Sarkar said on Sunday that law enforcement would reveal the exact amount of money Abhishek Banerjee had amassed and what his source of income was.

Speaking to ANI, Jagannath Sarkar said, “No one knows how Abhishek Banerjee owned a huge amount of money. But now ED will reveal the exact amount and how he got rich.”

Sarkar also questioned Banerjee’s financial situation in recent years, he said, “His financial situation was not great 10 years ago. Now how does he get millions of rupees? Everything will be clear after the investigation.

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