"Will Cooperate": Mamata Banerjee's Nephew On Money Laundering Probe

"Will Cooperate": Mamata Banerjee's Nephew On Money Laundering Probe

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September 6, 2021

Abhishek Banerjee, TMC MP and nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday for questioning in a money laundering case linked to an alleged coal pilferage scam in the state, officials said. The 33-year-old MP arrived at the office of the central agency at Jam Nagar house in central Delhi just before 11 AM.

New Delhi, 24 September 2021

As per news report of NDTV, "I am ready to face investigation...the agency officials are doing their work and I will cooperate with them," he said. The investigating officer of the case will record his statement under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), officials said. Abhishek Banerjee represents the Diamond Harbour seat in the Lok Sabha and is the national general secretary of the Trinamool Congress (TMC). The ED has filed a criminal case under the PMLA after studying a November, 2020 FIR of the CBI that alleged a multi-crore coal pilferage scam related to Eastern Coalfields Ltd mines in the state's Kunustoria and Kajora areas in and around Asansol. Speaking to reporters at the Kolkata airport on Sunday, the MP had said that he would get himself hanged if any central agency can prove his involvement in any illegal transaction.

Source -NDTV


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