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CBI interrogates TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee's wife Rujira in coal theft case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday interrogated Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee's wife Rujira in coal scam case.

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Kolkata Updated on: February 23, 2021 16:19 IST
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Abhishek Banerjee's wife Rujira

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday interrogated Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee's wife Rujira in the coal theft case. A team of the central probe agency arrived at Abhishek's residence in Kolkata to question his wife. Rujira insisted that she be grilled in the presence of her lawyer, but the agency declined her request.

Earlier today, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited the residence of Abhishek. The TMC supremo was at Abhishek's house for around ten minutes.

Rujira Banerjee had responded to the CBI's summons in the coal pilferage scam and asked the central agency to send its team to her residence for examination between 11 am and 3 pm on Tuesday. The CBI had on Sunday asked her to join the probe.

The CBI is probing a multi-crore coal scam in Bengal wherein the agency is investigating two kingpins -- Anup Majhi alias Lala, and Binay Mishra. Both are absconding and have been named by the agency as proclaimed offenders. The investigating agency has issued a look-out notice against both of them.

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