Written & Edited By : Aditi Mishra

29 September 2023 ( New Delhi ) : Abhishek Banerjee, a member of the Trinamool Congress, claimed that the Enforcement Directorate had called him to appear on October 3, “a day when the protest agitation for West Bengal’s rightful dues is scheduled in Delhi.” He is wanted to be questioned by the agency in relation to the alleged school jobs scam.
According to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, Mr. Banerjee has been ordered to testify. He stated that this “stark revelation unequivocally exposes those who are truly perturbed, rattled, and scared!” – a pun on the Enforcement Directorate, or ED.

The organization has asked to speak with his parents, Amit and Lata Banerjee, on October 6 and October 7. On October 3, the Trinamool Congress, or TMC, has planned rallies in Delhi over money owed to Bengal under the MGNREGA program for rural jobs.

The financial investigation team had earlier called Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew on September 13. Speaking to X, Mr. Banerjee claimed that the ED had summoned him “on the very same day” that he was scheduled to attend the INDIA bloc coordinating committee’s first meeting.

“I am a member of the coordinating committee for India, and our first meeting is on September 13 in Delhi. But the Enforcement Directorate neatly sent me a notice just today to appear before him on the VERY SAME DAY!” On X, Mr. Banerjee published.

The announcement came as he and the agency were at odds over “incriminating documents” that the ED claimed to have found during raids last month on a business that listed Mr. Banerjee as its CEO.

The investigations into alleged irregularities in appointments in government-run and government-aided schools led to the raids.

Mr. Banerjee denied a summons from the ED in the case in June, claiming that he was not required to appear before the agency based on their whims. He even charged the investigation agency with “planting evidence”. His aunt and the Bengal Chief Minister, who complained of “torture” by the agency that answers to the Centre, provided support for Mr. Banerjee.

Abhishek Banerjee, who is also under investigation in connection with a suspected instance of coal smuggling, has refuted all charges and said that the legal action taken against him is motivated by political animosity.

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