Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (ED) has summoned Trinamool Congress (TMC) all-India general secretary and CM Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee for questioning in connection with the Bengal teachers' recruitment scam case. The ED has directed Abhishek Banerjee to appear for questioning on Tuesday (June 13), but the TMC leader has bluntly said that he will not go for questioning before the investigating agency. The ED notice to Abhishek Banerjee came after questioning his wife Rujira Banerjee for nearly four hours in connection with a coal smuggling case.
It is noteworthy that a few days ago, the CBI had issued summons to Abhishek Banerjee. At that time Abhishek had joined the CBI interrogation. This time the ED has summoned him in the teacher recruitment corruption case. When this notice was given. At that time Abhishek was in Nadia. From there, he has made it clear that it is not possible for him to appear right now, whatever documents have to be sent, he will send it. But panchayat elections are yet to be held and they don't have time for that. They have to go to the people.
Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee said, "There is an election on July 8. If you ask me to come on July 9, I will come. Even if you ask me to come on July 10, I will come. After July 8, the day you ask me to appear for questioning, I will appear for questioning, but the program is going on right now. Then there is the panchayat election." Abhishek said, "I am listening to the demands and problems of the people and trying to solve them to the best of my ability. The BJP is trying to stop that work. As long as this journey continues. I don't have time to waste 10-12 hours."