Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], September 12 (ANI): Maneka Gambhir, the sister-in-law of Trinamool Congress (TMC) Nationwide Normal Secretary and MP Abhishek Banerjee, arrived on the Enforcement Directorate (ED) workplace on Monday on being summoned by the probe company in reference to the coal smuggling case.
Earlier on Saturday, Gambhir was stopped at Kolkata airport and never allowed to take a flight to Bangkok by ED officers.
Gambhir was despatched again dwelling with a summon to hitch the investigation on Monday, sources instructed ANI. That is the third summon by ED issued to Gambhir.
Earlier she had challenged the ED summons in Calcutta Excessive Court docket and was allowed to look on the ED’s workplace on the Central Authorities Workplace (CGO) at Salt Lake within the northern outskirts of Kolkata, as a substitute of showing in New Delhi.
On Saturday Gambhir reached Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Worldwide Airport, Kolkata to catch a flight to Bangkok however on reaching the immigration counter, she was stopped and escorted to a different room.
Immigration officers knowledgeable ED officers about her, as a Look Out Round (LOC) was issued towards Ganbhir by the federal probe company. ED officers denied her permission to journey to Bangkok. She was handed over a summon by Assistant Enforcement Officer to look earlier than him on Monday. After that Gambhir left for her residence.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) initially took over the investigation of the coal smuggling rip-off by registering a case again in November 2020. Later, the ED was roped within the investigation course of to probe the cash laundering angle. (ANI)