A CBI squad examined Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee's woman Rujira connected Tuesday successful transportation with the ember pilferage case, officials said. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited the residence of her nephew Abhishek successful southbound Kolkata's Harish Mukherjee Road minutes earlier the CBI squad landed there.
The CBI reached Abhishek's residence conscionable earlier noon and the introspection went connected for astir an hour, sources said. The squad near astir 1.15 p.m. amid a dense constabulary presence. The CBI's sojourn to Abhishek's residence comes aft Rujira told the cardinal bureau that she volition beryllium disposable for introspection betwixt 11 americium and 3 p.m. connected February 23, replying to a announcement that the sleuths had hand-delivered her connected Sunday.
The bureau sought the introspection of Rujira Banerjee to ascertain the details of her slope transactions, suspecting a transportation to the proceeds of the amerciable ember excavation money, sources said. On Monday, the CBI examined Rujira's sister Menaka Gambhir successful transportation with the aforesaid case. Two pistillate officers of the CBI visited Gambhir's residence disconnected EM Bypass and had examined her for astir 3 hours.
The developments travel months up of the assembly elections successful the authorities with Trinamool Congress alleging it to beryllium a governmental vendetta. The CBI connected November 28 past twelvemonth carried retired a monolithic hunt cognition successful a fig of locations crossed 4 states -- West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh -- aft registering a lawsuit against 1 Anup Majhi alias Lala.
It is alleged that Lala, the alleged kingpin of the scam, is progressive successful amerciable mining and theft of ember from leasehold mines of ECL successful Kunustoria and Kajora areas, sources said.