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telegraphindia.com 14 Sep, 2021 20:45 am

Bengal police acting at TMC MP's behest to derail probe in illegal coal mining case: ED to Delhi HC

Bengal police acting at TMC MP's behest to derail probe in illegal coal mining case: ED to Delhi HC
The submission was made by the probe agency in its petition seeking a direction to quash two notices issued against its officers pursuant to an FIR lodged by Banerjee

21, 11:21 PM Enforcement Directorate Tuesday alleged before the Delhi High Court that West Bengal Police is acting at the behest of TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee, who enjoys clout in the state government, to derail the probe into an alleged coal pilferage scam.The notices will not stand scrutiny even for a minute, Raju told the judge who deferred hearing on the petition, saying that the senior counsel for West Bengal will take care of the notices issued to the ED officers on July 22 and August 21.(Sidharth) Luthra (appearing for West Bengal) will take care of it, said the judge after taking note of Luthra's submission.In April, on a complaint by the TMC MP, an FIR was lodged by local police in West Bengal under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code for alleged commission of offences of forgery of records, forgery for purpose of harming reputation, defamation etc.

The complainant in the instant FIR is a political heavy weight and enjoys clout in the State Government of West Bengal.The West Bengal Police is acting at his behest to derail the investigation being carried out by Enforcement Directorate, the plea said.

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