Abhishek Banerjee’s wife responds to CBI notice, “unaware of reason” for questioning her

She was served a notice yesterday for questioning her.

Rujira Banerjee, wife of Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee, on Monday responded to the notice sent to her by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), asking her to be questioned. She said in her letter that though she is “unaware of the reason for me being called for questioning or the subject matter of investigation”, the officer concerned may visit her residence between 11 AM and 3 PM on February 23.

CBI officers had, on February 21 afternoon — at around 2 PM — served a notice in the Kolkata house of Abhishek Banerjee for his wife Rujira to be questioned in connection with the illegal coal trading case in West Bengal that has been under investigation for some time. Abhishek Banerjee is the nephew of West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, and the serving of CBI notice to his wife has created quite a stir in the political circles of poll-bound West Bengal.

Rujira Banerjee mentioned in her letter to the CBI officer that she was “unavailable” during the Sunday visit, and added the time she would be available on February 23.

Anup Maji, alias Lala, has been said to be absconding in connection with the illegal coal trading case that the CBI is probing. He is the prime accused in this case.