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CBI summons wife of Abhishek Banerjee, in coal pilferage case: Officials

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Kolkata, Feb 21: Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee's wife Rujira Narula has been served a notice asking her to join the probe in the coal pilferage case, a development that could further raise the political temperature in poll-bound West Bengal.

CBI summons wife of Abhishek Banerjee, in coal pilferage case: Officials

The team is likely to question Abhishek Banerjee''s wife Rujira Banerjee in connection with the case at her residence, sources said.

On Friday, the CBI had conducted fresh round of searches at 13 locations in four districts of poll-bound West Bengal in connection with the coal pilferage scam, officials said. They said the searches are going on in Purulia, Bankura, Pashchim Bardhaman and Kolkata.

CBI summons wife of Abhishek Banerjee, in coal pilferage case: Officials

The searches included premises of Amiya Steel Pvt Ltd in Kolkata and Bankura and that of Joydeb Mandal, the alleged deputy of the suspected kingpin of the racket Anup Manjhi.

The CBI had registered an FIR in November last year against Manjhi alias Lala, Eastern Coalfield Ltd General Managers Amit Kumar Dhar (of then Kunustoria area now Pandaveswar area) and Jayesh Chandra Rai (Kajor area) besides ECL Chief of Security Tanmay Das, Area Security Inspector, Kunustoria Dhananjay Rai and SSI and security in-charge Kajor area Debashish Mukherjee.

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