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CBI summoned TMC Leader Abhishek Banerjee’s wife in coal pilferage case

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It has been reported that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided the residence of Trinamool Congress Leader and Member of Parliament Abhishek Banerjee and Summoned to his wife asking her to join probe in the coal pilferage case.

In the year of 2020, CBI had filed a case to probe the alleged illegal mining and theft of coal from Kunustoria and Kajoria coal fields of Eastern Coalfield Limited.

Ever since, the BJP leaders has been alleging involvement of several TMC leaders, including Abhishek, who, they claimed, were instrumental in siphoning the money earned from the sales of the smuggled coal into the ruling party funds.

Abhishek Banerjee is nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been facing repeated attacks from the BJP leaders who have been accusing her of dynasty politics and preferential treatment towards her ‘bhaipo’ (nephew) Abhishek. Many of them have claimed that Abhishek will eventually be made the CM (candidate) of West Bengal.