This Article is From Oct 12, 2023

Abhishek Banerjee's Wife Questioned For Over 8 Hours In Cash-For-Jobs Case

Besides interrogating Rujira Banerjee, the Enforcement Directorate also carried out search operations at several places in West Bengal.

Abhishek Banerjee's Wife Questioned For Over 8 Hours In Cash-For-Jobs Case

The questioning was done at the agency's office in Kolkata. (File)


The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday interrogated Trinamool Congress general secretary Abhishek Banerjee's wife Rujira for over eight hours in connection with its ongoing probe into the alleged irregularities in the cash-for-jobs scam, an officer said.

The questioning began around 11 am at the ED's office at the Central Government Office Complex in the Salt Lake area here and was over at 7.35 pm, he said.

"We questioned her on the basis of our findings in the jobs scam. We asked her about the specific roles of the directors of two companies involved in the alleged scam. She held an important position in both the companies at one point of time. She was interrogated about that too," the ED official told PTI.

The probe body conducted search operations at several rice mills, besides a few shops in at least four places in West Bengal's Nadia district in connection with its ongoing investigation into the alleged irregularities, the official said.

Personnel of central forces are guarding the rice mills at Shantipur, Dhubulia, Ranaghat and Krishnanagar, where the search operations are underway.

"A good amount of money amassed from the jobs scam was invested in the rice mills. We have documents to prove that. Today's raids are being held in this connection," the ED official said.

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