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CBI officials quizzed Abhishek Banerjee’s Rujira Banerjee at her south Kolkata residence for over an hour

Tuesday, 23 February 2021 (14:41 IST)
Kolkata: A team of eight CBI officials on Tuesday quizzed TMC MP Abhisekh Banerjee’s wife Rujira Banjeree for over an hour at her south Kolkata residence in relations to a coal scam, which the central investigation agency is probing.

The quiz happened for about 80 minutes, barely a day after the CBI grilled Maneka Gambhir, the sister-in-law of Abhishekh Banerjee, at her residence at Panchasayar near the EM Bypass.

Incidentally, chief minister Mamata Banerjee had visited her nephew Abhishekh Banejee’s house at Harish Mukherjee Road in south Kolkata and spent around nine minutes there.

After her leaving within a few minutes the CBI team reached the residence at around 1136 hours and left about 1315 hours.

The CBI team headed by SP Biswajit Das and additional SP Umesh Kumar, the official investigating the coal scam, and six other officials, including two women officers in DSP rank, were in the team for the day. for questioning Rujira Banerjee, just two days after the CBI had served her a notice.

Rujira Banerjee had informed the CBI in writing that she was available for questioning between 11 am to 3 pm on Tuesday.

Sources said the CBI is keen to know about a bank account in Bangkok, Thailand if her any bank accounts elsewhere, details of passport and other related matters.

They said the CBI had questioners of eight pages for her and this the special CBI was constituted to trace the alleged money trails in the coal scam.

On Monday the 8-member CBI team had grilled Abhishek Banerjee’s sister-in-law Maneka Gambhir for around three hours in her residence at Panchasayar near EM Bypass.

The CBI wanted to know about a bank account in London, the sources said, adding if needed the investigating team may quiz her again.

Meanwhile, the CBI was considering a fresh search warrant against TMC youth leader Vinay Mishra, who is evading arrest in the coal scam. The CBI believed that Mishra may have fled Dubai.

Another kingpin in the coal scam Anup Majhi alias Lala was also evading arrest. (UNI)

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