File photo: TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee and his wife Rujira Banerjee.
On September 19, the ED was summoned, but Rujira Banerjee did not appear due to personal reasons. So the ED filed a petition in the Patiala House Court. At that time Rujira had appeared through video conferencing, but the court had directed her to appear physically on October 12.
coal smuggling (Coal ScamIn the case, West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee’s son-in-law and MP Abhishek Banerjee (Abhishek Banerjee) wife of Rujira Banerjee (Rujira Banerjee) has challenged the order of the Patiala House Court in the Delhi High Court on Wednesday. In this case, the Patiala House Court had directed him to appear physically on October 12 at 2 pm. The hearing of the coal case was on Wednesday in the lower court of Delhi. At that time it was learned that Rujira Banerjee, wife of MP Abhishek Banerjee, has filed a petition in the High Court challenging the order of the Patiala Court of Delhi.
Rujira Banerjee has challenged the order of the Patiala House Court in the High Court, claiming that she has never violated any rule. He has responded in a timely manner to the summons sent by the Enforcement Directorate, the agency probing financial misappropriation. He didn’t break any conditions. The second argument has been made that if a woman is called outside her area for investigation, a preliminary investigation is required first. Abhishek’s wife has claimed that the ED has not done any preliminary investigation in this case. Keeping both these arguments in mind, Rujira Banerjee has challenged the order of Patiala House Court to appear in person in the High Court.
Rujira Banerjee appeared in Patiala court through video conferencing
Let us inform that Rujira Banerjee was summoned by the Central Investigation Agency Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the coal scam. She was summoned several times before this, but she did not appear. The investigating agency alleges that despite repeatedly sending summons, she is not appearing. In this case, the ED had approached the Patiala House Court. In view of this, the Patiala House Court had summoned Rujira to the court. Summons were sent on September 19, but Rujira said she did not appear for personal reasons. So ED filed a petition in Patiala House Court. At that time Rujira had appeared through video conferencing, but the court had directed her to appear physically on October 12.
ED had also summoned Abhishek under the Anti-Money Laundering Act
Let us tell you that on 6 September, Abhishek Banerjee had appeared in the ED office in Delhi. The ED questioned him for 9 hours. After that, on being summoned again, Abhishek Banerjee had moved the Delhi High Court. Abhishek Banerjee had challenged the summons sent to him in the case by the ED probing the coal scam in the Delhi High Court. In the petition, Abhishek Banerjee has demanded from the court that the summons sent by the Enforcement Directorate to him and his wife Rujila for questioning in Delhi be quashed, but the court refused to grant them relief. The ED had summoned him under Section 50 of the Anti-Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
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