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Coal theft case: CBI examines TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee's wife Rujira

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited the residence of her nephew Abhishek in south Kolkata's Harish Mukherjee Road minutes before the CBI team landed there

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Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee along with the daughter of TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee Azania Banerjee, at his residence in Kolkata

A team examined Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee’s wife Rujira on Tuesday in connection with the coal pilferage case, officials said.

Chief Minister visited the residence of her nephew Abhishek in south Kolkata’s Harish Mukherjee Road minutes before the team landed there. The reached Abhishek’s residence just before noon and the examination went on for around an hour, sources said. The team left around 1.15 pm amid a heavy police presence.

The CBI’s visit to Abhishek’s residence comes after Rujira told the central agency that she will be available for examination between 11 am and 3 pm on February 23, replying to a notice that the sleuths had hand-delivered her on Sunday.

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The agency sought the examination of Rujira Banerjee to ascertain the details of her bank transactions, suspecting a connection to the proceeds of the illegal coal excavation money, sources said. On Monday, the CBI examined Rujira’s sister Menaka Gambhir in connection with the same case.

The developments come months ahead of the assembly elections in the state with TMC alleging it to be a political vendetta.

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First Published: Wed, February 24 2021. 00:53 IST