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Bengal coal scam case: ED summons Mamata Banerjee’s nephew and TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee on September 2

Trinamool Congress national general secretary and Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee has been summoned by the probe agency ED in a case related to coal smuggling.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Kolkata: Trinamool Congress national general secretary and Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee has been summoned by the probe agency ED in a case related to coal smuggling. According to the information received, Banerjee has been asked to appear before the ED office in Kolkata on Friday, 2 September. Let us tell you that both the CBI and the ED have questioned TMC leader Abhishek and his wife Rujira Banerjee in this case.

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Abhishek, who is also the nephew of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, had appeared before the central agency in March at its office in New Delhi in connection with the case.

The ED lodged a case under the provisions of the PMLA based on a November 2020 FIR registered by the CBI that alleged a multi-crore coal pilferage scam related to Eastern Coalfields Limited mines in the state’s Kunustoria and Kajora areas in and around Asansol.

The ED claimed that the parliamentarian was a beneficiary of funds obtained from this illegal trade. It has arrested two people in this case till now.

Earlier this month, the ED had summoned eight IPS officers posted in West Bengal to New Delhi for questioning in the coal smuggling case.

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