Abhishek Banerjee seeks more time from ED, skips summons
He was summoned earlier too in connection with the coal scam case.
Trinamool Congress national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee has sought more time from the Enforcement Directorate, which summoned him on Tuesday in connection with a coal scam case.
He has been questioned earlier too by the ED in this connection, and was called again on Tuesday to the ED’s headquarters in Delhi. He has cited personal reasons for not being able to appear for the questioning.
It is learnt that Banerjee has informed the ED authorities over email. He was called in connection with the case last week in the Delhi office, along with his wife Rujira. However, she did not appear before the ED officials, and the couple had filed a case in the Supreme Court opposing the summons. The matter was not heard on Monday though, and is expected to be heard soon.
Banerjee is nephew of the Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. Meanwhile, on Sunday, she has written to Opposition leaders in the country alleging that the Central agencies were being misused by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Centre to target rivals. She has called a meeting on this to discuss a “way forward”.