ED asks TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee to appear again on March 29

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has given a new request to TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee, requesting that he show up before it for addressing on March 29 in a tax evasion case connected to a supposed coal trick in West Bengal, authorities said on Thursday.

The office will keep on recording the assertion of Banerjee (34) for the situation held up under the arrangements of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), they added.

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) public general secretary and nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was interrogated by ED authorities for concerning eight hours here on Monday (March 21).

That was the second time he was addressed for the situation. He was first barbecued by ED authorities in September last year.

Banerjee’s job and connections with the other blamed for the situation are being explored, ED authorities had said.

While leaving the ED office on Monday, the TMC pioneer let journalists know that he was a “decent resident” and henceforth, had “participated” in the examination.

He claimed that test offices like the ED, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Income Tax division are being utilized by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to “alarm the resistance and its political characters”.

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The last ED summons against Banerjee and his significant other Rujira was given after the Delhi High Court, on March 11, excused a supplication moved by the couple, testing the notification requesting that they show up before the office in Delhi rather than Kolkata.

Banerjee likewise recorded an extraordinary leave request (SLP) under the watchful eye of the Supreme Court on Monday, testing the ED summonses requesting that he show up before the office in Delhi.

The ED held up the case based on a November 2020 FIR enrolled by the CBI that affirmed a multi-crore-rupee coal pilferage trick connected with Eastern Coalfields Limited mines in West Bengal’s Kunustoria and Kajora regions in and around Asansol.

Nearby coal administrator Anup Majhi moniker Lala is the superb suspect for the situation.

The ED had guaranteed that Banerjee was a recipient of the assets acquired from this illicit exchange.

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The office has up until this point made two captures for the situation. One of the captured charged is Vikas Mishra, the sibling of TMC’s childhood wing pioneer Vinay Mishra who is expressed to have left the nation and denied his Indian citizenship.

The second captured blamed is previous monitor in-control for the Bankura police headquarters Ashok Kumar Mishra. PTI

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