Kolkata: A CBI team arrived at the Kolkata residence of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee to question his wife in the coal scam case.
According an *IANS report A CBI source related to probe said that the team delivered the notice to his wife to question her at their residence. He said that the agency was waiting for the response of his wife for questioning.
The CBI had registered a case of illegal theft of coal last year in November.
The agency had registered a case against coal mafia kingpin Anup Majhi alias Lala and other unidentified people, including some employees of the ECL and other central government offices. It was alleged that Majhi was involved in coal theft from leasehold mines of ECL in Kunustoria and Kajora areas.
On February 2, the investigating team of CBI also went to Andal area and visited some open-cast mines at Kajora. They had conducted a detail probe into the illegal mining syndicate, carrying out raids in Asansol-Durgapur belt to collate more information about the illegal network.
Earlier on November 28 last year, the CBI's anti-corruption branch had conducted marathon raids in as many as 45 different locations in West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh in connection with a coal-smuggling racket.
The federal agency had also raided the offices and homes of kingpin Anup Majhi, alias Lala, in Asansol, Durgapur, and Raniganj in Burdwan district, as well as at Bishnupur in Kolkata's adjoining South 24-Parganas district.They had also carried out search operations in some of the houses of Majhi's associates.
Majhi is the alleged kingpin of the illegal coal operation that was running in the open cast colliery belts along the Bengal-Jharkhand border.
On Friday, the CBI team carried out searches at 13 locations in four districts of West Bengal including the premises of Jaidev Mondal.