Kolkata : Trinamool Congress’s national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee, who happens to be the nephew of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, is likely to appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Delhi today in connection with the alleged multi-crore coal smuggling scam.
Meanwhile, Suvendu Adhikari, Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Leader of Opposition in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly, who has been summoned by the state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in connection with the death of his security guard, is likely to skip the questioning.
“I am going to Delhi and I am ready to face any kind of investigation. If any agency can prove that I was involved in any such transaction even if it is of 10 paisa, I am ready to face the gallows. There won’t be any need for any central agency to probe. But they should first make it public,” said Banerjee before leaving for Delhi on Sunday.
Earlier, the central agency had summoned Banerjee’s wife Rujira Banerjee for questioning in the same case. Rujira Banerjee, however, expressed her inability to appear before the agency in New Delhi citing the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. She had instead requested ED officials to visit her residence in Kolkata.