Abhishek Banerjee’s relative Maneka Gambhir gets ED summons

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Kolkata: Trinamool Congress leader Abhishek Banerjee’s sister-in-law Maneka Gambhir was on Saturday stopped at the Kolkata airport where she was not allowed to go to Bangkok.

After which Gambhir was also summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to appear in his office in Salt Lake at 11 am on Monday (September 12). The notice said he would be questioned in a money laundering case related to the alleged coal scam in West Bengal.

Abhishek Banerjee’s relatives reached Kolkata airport at 6:30 – 7 pm, where they were to catch an IndiGo flight to Bangkok at 9 pm. However, when she reached the immigration counter, she was denied permission and taken to another room.

In the month of August, the Calcutta High Court had ordered the ED to interrogate Gambhir at its office in Kolkata instead of Delhi. The HC had also asked the agency not to take any coercive action against Maneka till the next hearing.

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Media reports claimed that Gambhir was stopped on the basis of a Look Out Circular (LoC) issued against him by the Federal Investigation Agency after his return home.

Significantly, the central agency has already questioned Gambhir in the coal scam case.

In this case, his relative and national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee and his wife have been questioned several times.

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