Maneka Gambhir, the sister-in-law of TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee, appeared earlier than the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday for questioning in reference to an alleged coal rip-off case. The ED issued recent summons to Ms Gambhir after it “erroneously” issued her a discover for look at 12:30 am as an alternative of 12:30 pm on Monday, official sources mentioned.
Ms Gambhir, who was then requested to seem by 2 pm, reached the company’s workplace at CGO advanced in Salt Lake round 12.40 pm.
Earlier, the ED was left red-faced when Ms Gambhir arrived at its workplace previous midnight, because the discover requested her to seem earlier than the company at 12.30 am on Monday.
Wearing a blue kurta, Ms Gambir reached the ED workplace and posed for an image earlier than a locked workplace together with the discover, which the company later termed as a “typographical error”, the sources mentioned.
She was accompanied by a lawyer.
Ms Gambhir was handed over the summons to seem on the ED workplace on Monday by company officers on the Kolkata airport on September 10, after she was denied from taking a global flight.
The Calcutta High Court had in August directed the ED to query Gambhir at its regional workplace in Kolkata and never in Delhi, and likewise to not take coercive steps in opposition to her until the subsequent date of listening to.
Ms Gambhir had challenged an ED summons that requested her to seem earlier than it in Delhi on September 5 in reference to the alleged coal rip-off case, and had sought course from the courtroom to the company to permit her to seem earlier than it in Kolkata, the place she claimed she resides.
The central company had earlier questioned Abhishek Banerjee, the nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the nationwide common common secretary of the Trinamool Congress (TMC), and his spouse Rujira, in reference to the case.