NEW DELHI: The CBI summoned TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee’s brother-in-law on March 15 in connection with an illegal coal mining case, officials said on Friday.
Ankush Arora, the husband of Banerjee’s sister-in-law Menaka Gambhir, and his father Pawan Arora were asked to appear before the investigator on March 15.
The Central Investigative Agency recently questioned Banerjee’s wife Rujira and sister-in-law Menaka Gambhir in the case of illegal coal mining and looting from the Eastern Coalfields Limited mines.
West Bengal will witness an eight-phase general election beginning March 27, and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is conducting a vigorous campaign in the state to oust the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC), which won consecutive election victories in 2011 and 2011 in 2016 under his direction Mamata Banerjee.
Abhishek Banerjee, the Lok Sabha MP from Diamond Harbor constituency and the nephew of Prime Minister Mamata Banerjee, exercises significant influence over the party and led the TMC counter-attack in the run-up to the assembly elections.