Kolkata: Trinamool Congress leader Abhishek Banerjee’s sister-in-law Maneka Gambhir Monday arrived at the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office in Kolkata for questioning in alleged coal scam case.
Gambhir was handed over a summon notice a day earlier when she was stopped from leaving for abroad at Kolkata airport.
Abhishek Banerjee’s relative Maneka Gambhir was denied permission to travel Bangkok by the authorities at the immigration counter.
After which, Gambhir was given a ED notice to appear at its office in Salt Lake on Monday (September 12) at 11 AM.
Abhishek Banerjee’s relative arrived at the Kolkata airport by 6:30 – 7 PM where she was scheduled to catch a IndiGo flight to Bangkok at 9 PM. However, she was denied permission and escorted to another room when she reached to the immigration counter.
In the month of August, the Calcutta High Court had ordered the ED to question Gambhir at its office in Kolkata instead of Delhi. The HC had also asked the agency not to take any coercive action against Maneka till the next hearing.
Media reports claim that Gambhir was stopped on the basis of a Look Out Circular (LOC) issued against her by the federal probe agency following her return to home.
It is worth noting that Gambhir has been interrogated earlier by the central agency in the coal scam case.
Her relative and national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee along with his wife have been interrogated multiple times in the matter.