Kolkata: The CBI, which is probing the case of illegal coal mining and smuggling, has found information about a bank account in London belonging to Trinamool Congress (MC) MP and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee's sister-in-law Menaka Gambhir.
Earlier an account belonging to Menaka Gambhir was unearthed in Bangkok as well.
A large amount of money has been sent to it through money laundering. Meanwhile, Abhishek's wife Rujira Narula Banerjee wrote a letter to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) after receiving a CBI notice on Sunday, saying that officers could visit her house on February 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. . In this case, the CBI team will question him on Tuesday.
This team will also include women members. CBI sources said that the entire transaction in Maneka Gambhir's London-based bank account was done through shell companies. Maneka Gambhir was also issued a notice by the CBI.
Simultaneously, CBI officials also questioned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee at his home in south Kolkata on Monday afternoon.
However, when the CBI team reached his residence, security guards prevented them from entering. He later agreed to explain. Rupees used to be sent from Rujira's accounts per month. In the financial transaction in the coal scandal, the CBI has got some important information, in which Rujira's name has also come to the fore.
The CBI wants to interrogate her for this information. According to sources, money was sent from Ruzira's bank accounts to Menaka's account every month. It is reported that Rujira has four bank accounts abroad in which this transaction has taken place. In such a case, notice has been issued to him to record his statement as a witness under Section 160 of the CRPC.