March 21, 2022 In Abhishek, Banerjee

WB coal scam case: Abhishek Banerjee, wife Rujira move SC against ED summons

Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee has moved the Supreme Court of India against the summons issued to him by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case linked to the West Bengal coal scam.

The ED summoned Abhishek Banerjee and his wife Rujira to appear for questioning on March 21 and 22. Banerjee and his wife had earlier moved the Delhi High Court against the ED’s summons, stating that since both are residents of West Bengal they should not be called by the agency to appear before it in the national capital.

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However, their plea was dismissed by the high court on March 11. Following this, the ED issued fresh summons to Banerjee and his wife to depose before the financial probe agency’s office in Delhi.

Abhishek Banerjee, the nephew of TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, moved the Supreme Court, challenging the Delhi High Court’s order that dismissed his plea in the case and seeking a special leave petition.

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