On Wednesday, CBI raids West Bengal Law Minister and TMC leader Moloy Ghatak's residence in Asansol in coal scam case. Moloy Ghatak is considered special of Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and is a strong leader of TMC.
Kolkata: On Wednesday, CBI raids West Bengal Law Minister and TMC leader Moloy Ghatak’s residence in Asansol in coal scam case. Moloy Ghatak is considered special of Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and is a strong leader of TMC. It is being told that CBI had issued summons to Malay Ghatak several times in this case. But he did not appear before the investigating agency. In such a situation, now the CBI has raided his residence.
The minister has earlier been questioned in connection with the case by ED. Moloy’s residence was raided days after, Trinamool national general secretary and nephew of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Abhishek Banerjeee, was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in an alleged case of coal pilferage.
While sacked minister Partha Chatterjee is in jail in connection with the SSC scam, Anubrata Mondal was arrested by the CBI in the cattle smuggling case. The ongoing probe is linked to an FIR filed by the CBI in 2020 in the multi-crore rupees coal pilferage scam.
Earlier, the probe agency had has also interrogated his wife Rujira Narula Banerjee, her sister and her brother-in-law. In July, CBI filed its first charge sheet in the Bengal coal smuggling case against 41 people, including Anup Majhi, alias Lala, the alleged kingpin of the operation, along with former Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Vinay Mishra among others. ED had in July summoned Ghatak to appear at its New Delhi office in the same case.