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Mahua Moitra's Kolkata residence raided by CBI in cash-for-query case
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Mahua Moitra's Kolkata residence raided by CBI in cash-for-query case

| @indiablooms | 23 Mar 2024, 11:24 am

Kolkata/IBNS: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday raided Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and expelled Lok Sabha MP Mahua Moitra's residence in Kolkata in connection with the cash-for-query case, media reports said.

The raid occurred a day after the CBI filed a First Information Report (FIR) against Moitra, who is again contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from West Bengal's Krishnanagar constituency on a TMC ticket.

Earlier, Lokpal, an anti-corruption authority, had asked the CBI to probe into the allegations and send a report within six months.

Brief about the case

The controversy was triggered after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Nishikant Dubey on October 15, 2023 accused Moitra, who is known for her fiery speeches in Parliament, of asking questions on businessman Gautam Adani in Parliament in exchange for money.

Moitra, whose choice of words had triggered rows both inside and outside Parliament in the past, has been accused of accepting bribes from businessman Darshan Hiranandani and sharing her Parliament login details.

Dubey, a three term MP from Jharkhand's Godda constituency, even cited a letter from Moitra's estranged partner Jai Anant Dehadrai, a Supreme Court lawyer, in claiming that Moitra received bribes.

In several interviews, Moitra, who was expelled by the Lok Sabha on the report of the Ethics Committee, claimed she received a few gifts from Darshan but no money and shared the login details to put her questions on the portal only but she used to receive the OTP on her phone.

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