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TMC leaders have been accused in the coal scam case. It also includes Abhishek’s name.
The investigation into the coal scam case has now reached the family of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. In this connection, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team reached the house of Mamata’s nephew Trinamool Congress leader Abhishek Banerjee on Sunday. The team has summoned his wife Rujira Banerjee to join the investigation. Earlier, the CBI had given notice in connection with the Ruseira investigation.
13 bases were raided on Saturday
In the case, the CBI on Friday raided 13 places in Purulia, Bankura, Burdwan and Kolkata of the state. According to media reports, the raids took place at the bases of young Trinamool Congress leader Vinay Mishra, businessmen Amit Singh and Neeraj Singh. No one was present at the house during the raid. Earlier on 11 January, the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) conducted raids in Hooghly, Kolkata, North 24 Parganas, Asansol, Durgapur, Bardhaman.
TMC leaders are accused only
TMC leaders have been accused in the case only. It also includes Abhishek’s name. It is alleged that several thousand crores of coal was illegally mined in Bengal and it was sold in the black market through a racket. In this case, the CBI raided the office of Kolkata’s CA Ganesh Bagaria in the early weeks of December.
The investigation began in September; Court approves CBI
An investigation into the coal scam began in September last year. Since then BJP has been accusing TMC for this. BJP leaders say that TMC leaders converted black money from coal scam into white money through shell companies. The biggest beneficiary in this is Abhishek Banerjee, nephew of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Abhishek Banerjee is the chairman of the youth wing of TMC. In his party, he had made 15 youth, including Vinay Mishra, as general secretary. Vinay Mishra has been accused of coal scam since the beginning. The TMC had filed a petition in the High Court to stay the CBI probe, which was rejected by the court.