State Law Minister Moloy Ghatak on Tuesday skipped a summons issued by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), informing the company that he can be unable to look “at such quick discover”. Ghatak was requested to look earlier than CBI officers in Delhi in reference to an ongoing probe right into a coal pilferage case. Ghatak claimed to have acquired the discover on September 10.
However, Ghatak additionally stated he was prepared to talk to the company via video conferencing. ED has additionally summoned Abhishek Banerjee – TMC MP and nephew of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee – to Delhi on September 21 in reference to the identical case. Abhishek was earlier questioned for 9 hours in Delhi after which requested to look once more. However, the Trinamool chief had expressed his incapability to journey to the nationwide capital on a day’s discover.
The probe pertains to a case filed by the ED beneath sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) following an FIR by the Central Bureau of Investigation that alleged a multi-crore coal pilferage rip-off associated to the Eastern Coalfields Ltd mines within the state. Thus, trying into theft within the authorities coalfields, allegedly carried out in connivance with public servants in West Bengal.
The ED had earlier arrested Vikash Mishra, brother of Vinay Mishra, who it stated had hyperlinks with TMC leaders. A West Bengal police officer, Ashok Mishra, was additionally subsequently arrested within the case. He was the inspector in-charge of Bankura Police station and was posted there for practically three years, sources stated.