Maneka Gambhir, the sister-in-law of TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee, left the Enforcement Directorate (ED) workplace on Monday night, seven hours after she appeared earlier than it for questioning in reference to a cash laundering case.
Maneka Gambhir, who entered the ED workplace at CGO complicated in Salt Lake at 12.40 pm, left at 7.40 pm.
She didn’t take questions from ready mediapersons.
The ED had despatched contemporary summons to Maneka Gambhir after it was discovered that the company “erroneously” issued her a discover for look at 12:30 am as a substitute of 12:30 pm on Monday, official sources stated.
She was requested to look earlier than the company’s officers by 2 pm within the contemporary summons.
Maneka Gambhir was handed over the summons to look on the ED workplace right here on Monday “at 12:30 am by agency officials at the Kolkata airport on September 10” in reference to an alleged coal rip-off case.
She reached the ED workplace in Salt Lake space across the stipulated time given on the summons however because it was an inaccurate date issued inadvertently, she discovered the workplace closed and returned after clicking some footage, the sources stated.
The TMC MP’s sister-in-law was accompanied by her lawyer when she visited the ED workplace on the time stipulated earlier.
The sources stated the midnight time printed on the sooner summons was a “typographical error”.
The Calcutta High Court on August 30 directed the ED to query Maneka Gambhir at its regional workplace in Kolkata and never Delhi. It requested the company additionally to not take coercive steps towards her until the following date of listening to.
Maneka Gambhir had challenged the ED summons that requested her to look earlier than it in Delhi on September 5 and had sought path from the courtroom to the company to permit her to look earlier than it in Kolkata.
She filed a contempt petition earlier than the Calcutta High Court on Monday claiming that the ED didn’t permit her to journey outdoors India regardless of no such restriction imposed on her in its order.
The ED had earlier questioned Abhishek Banerjee and his spouse Rujira.
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