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Abhishek Banerjee's wife not new to controversies with Central agencies
Abhishek Banerjee's wife not new to controversies with Central agencies

Kolkata/New Delhi, Feb 23 (TIWN) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) summons to Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee's wife Rujira has once again put focus on her after the Custom Department notice to her in 2019.

A Thai national, she has also been served notice by the Union Home Ministry in 2019 over "discrepancies" in her PIO card and other documents.  A day after issuing notice for questioning in connection with the illegal coal smuggling case, which the agency registered in November last year, the CBI held Rujira Banerjee 'Naroola' is acquainted with the "circumstances" of the coal theft case. 

Responding to the CBI notice, Rujira, in a letter to CBI investigating officer Umesh Kumar, said that she would be available for the questioning at her residence between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday. 

According to CBI sources, the agency wants to investigate the allegations that some transactions were made in her bank accounts from main accused Anul Majhi alias Lala, who has been named in the CBI case.  Former Trinamool Congress Minister Suvendu Adhikari, who had joined the BJP two months back, had, terming Rujira as "Madam Naroola", accused her of being the recipient of money from Lala. Even on Monday, he claimed to soon release a diary of the "transactions of Madam Naroola".

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