New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has refused to grant relief to Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) action in the money laundering case. The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (September 21, 2021) refused to stay the summons sent by the ED to Abhishek Banerjee and his wife Rujira. The TMC has suffered a major setback following the court's decision.
The Delhi High Court will now hear the case on Monday (September 27, 2021). The Delhi High Court has asked the ED to file a reply within three days in the alleged coal mining scam case. Abhishek and Rujira Banerjee have appealed against the summons of the Central Investigating Agency. The petitioners had appealed to the court to stay all summons to the ED. The duo had urged the Delhi High Court to order the ED not to summon them repeatedly to Delhi but to interrogate them in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal. Justice Yogesh Khanna heard the matter.
State that Abhishek was summoned under Section 50 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002. In the case ED has collected a large number of documents, the ED had asked Abhishek Banerjee and his wife Rujira to appear in person for more details. ED said the matter is national and not confined to any one police station. Both had alleged that the central agency was harassing some people and saving some. At the same time, he had accused ED of defaming him.