Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is tightening its grip on the family of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the coal theft case. The CBI had served a notice to Rujira, the wife of Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Abhishek Banerjee.
The CBI team has asked Rujira and Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Abhishek Banerjee - the nephew of Mamata Banerjee - to join the investigation into the coal scam case. On the CBI summons, Rujira said that she would join the investigation into the coal scam on February 23.
Apart from Rujira, notice has also been issued to Abhishek's sister-in-law Maneka Gambhir. Maneka has been summoned to join the interrogation on Monday in the coal case, where the investigating agency officials will interrogate her. This development has further increased the political temperature in West Bengal, where elections are due in April-May.
After a notice was issued against the family members by a CBI team, Abhishek had tweeted that at 2 pm today, the CBI gave a notice in my wife's name. We have full faith in the law. However, if they feel that if they use these tactics to intimidate us then they are wrong. We are not those who bow down.
"Do not try to scare us, we have fought against guns and we are not afraid of fighting against rats," Mamata Banerjee said after the CBI action.
Without naming any person or any political party, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief said that she has not learned to lose.
"As long as I am alive, I will not be afraid of any fear or threat," Mamata Banerjee said.