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'Stop me if you can': Abhishek Banerjee to snub ED's summons in jobs scam case Jobs Scam
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'Stop me if you can': Abhishek Banerjee to snub ED's summons in jobs scam case

IBNS | @indiablooms | 29 Sep 2023, 01:39 pm

Kolkata/IBNS: Trinamool Congress (TMC) national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee on Friday cleared he would be joining his party's protest on October 2 and 3 against the Centre in New Delhi snubbing Enforcement Directorate's summons in the jobs scam case.

Abhishek was asked to appear before the ED office in Kolkata on October 3.

Abhishek, the second most important leader of TMC, said he will be joining the party's protest over the dues from the Centre under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) on October 2 and 3 as he had planned previously.

He tweeted,"The fight against the deprivation of WB and its rightful dues shall persist regardless of the obstacles. No force on Earth can hinder my dedication to fight for the people of WB and their fundamental rights. I'll b in Delhi joining the protest on Oct 2nd & 3rd. STOP ME IF U CAN!"

Meanwhile, Abhishek's mother Lata Banerjee and father Amit Banerjee have also been summoned by ED on October 6 and 7 respectively in connection with teachers' recruitment scam.

Amit and Lata Banerjee, his parents, serve as directors of Leaps and Bounds Pvt Ltd, which is presently under ED scrutiny. Established in 2012, the company operates in the Food and Beverages sector in Kolkata, according to an India Today report.

Abhishek Banerjee was a director in the company from April 2012 to January 2014 and is still listed as the CEO, it said.

The ED has previously stated that numerous suspicious financial transactions were conducted through this company.

In connection with the matter, the former COO of Leaps and Bounds Pvt Ltd, Sujay Krishna Bhadra, has also been arrested. Bhadra is known to have close ties with the Banerjee family, and his arrest has added further intensity to the investigation into the company's activities, according to the report.

Abhishek Banerjee faced questioning by the ED for nearly nine hours on September 13. He asserted that this inquiry was an attempt to hinder his participation in the opposition alliance INDIA meeting.

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