ED questions TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee in coal smuggling case

Mr Banerjee said the investigating agency (ED) had summoned him and he is ready to face any investigation.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is questioning TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee in New Delhi. Abhishek has been summoned by ED in a coal smuggling case.

His wife, too, was called by the agency but citing the Covid-19 pandemic, she requested the agency to question her at her residence in Kolkata.

The probe led by the ED is based on an FIR registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) over alleged mass coal pilferage in Eastern Coalfields Ltd mines in West Bengal’s Kunustoria and Kajora collieries.

Earlier Speaking to reporters, Mr Banerjee said the investigating agency (ED) had summoned him and he is ready to face any investigation. Mr Banerjee said, Investigation agency is doing their job and as a citizen, he will cooperate with them.

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