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Trinamool Congress leader Abhishek Banerjee, wife move Supreme Court against ED summons in coal scam

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Abhishek Banerjee, the national general secretary of the Trinamool Congress, and his wife Rujira moved the Supreme Court to quash the summons sent by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the West Bengal coal scam under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

Besides, the plea has also challenged the Delhi High Court order of March 11, wherein the High Court had rejected his application against summoning by ED for questioning.

The couple were directed by ED to appear before them today at 11 am in a money laundering case.

Rujira Banerjee, in her petition, sought a stay on the summon order, as well as transfer in the case. It prayed to the Apex Court to allow her for questioning before ED in Kolkata in relation to the case.

The plea further sought a decision from the Supreme Court on whether the ED can call the whole of India to Delhi for questioning anywhere by its summons.

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Yesterday, Trinamool Congress MP from Diamond Harbour Lok Sabha constituency Abhishek, left Kolkata for Delhi to appear before the ED.

Before leaving for Delhi, the nephew of west Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, said that he was ready to fight till the end and would not bow before the people in power as he was only willing to bow before the power of the people.

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