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Prime officers of ECL amongst seven arrested in coal pilferage rip-off

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They have been arrested following interrogation by the CBI at its Kolkata workplace on July 13, 2022.

They have been arrested following interrogation by the CBI at its Kolkata workplace on July 13, 2022.

The Central Bureu of Investigation (CBI) has arrested seven individuals, together with a serving and three retired common managers of state-run Jap Coalfields Restricted (ECL), in reference to the multi-crore coal pilferage scam, an official mentioned.

The others arrested are a supervisor and two safety guards, he mentioned.

They have been arrested following interrogation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) at its Kolkata workplace on Wednesday, he mentioned.

“They could not give passable solutions to questions requested. They have been hiding a number of items of data, and we suspect their lively involvement within the rip-off. As part of the investigation, we’ve got arrested them,” the officer mentioned.

They are going to be taken to Asansol for manufacturing earlier than a courtroom, he mentioned.

The central company has twice interrogated TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee’s wife Rujira Narula Banerjee in reference to the rip-off.

It had final yr additionally interrogated Rujira’s sister Menoka Gambhir, her husband and father-in-law in reference to their probe.

CBI has introduced a bounty of ₹1 lakh on absconding TMC chief Vinay Mishra in reference to the rip-off. Mishra allegedly collected cash on behalf of influential individuals.

Property connected

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has connected belongings value ₹9.28 crore belonging to Mishra, his brother Vikas and prime accused Anup Majhi underneath the anti-money laundering regulation.

It’s alleged that unlawful mining of coal was carried out at leasehold mines of ECL in Kunustoria and Kajora areas close to Asansol. Investigation have hinted in direction of monetary transactions of ₹1,300 crore, the majority of which went to a number of influential individuals, as per the CBI.

Investigations have revealed that the cash was deposited in international financial institution accounts of those influential individuals by hawala.

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