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Kolkata, Sep 12 : Menoka Gambhir, the sister-in-law of West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress national general secretary Abshishek Banerjee, on Monday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate officials in relation to the alleged coal smuggling scam case, official sources said.
Gambhir, who was prevented from flying to Bangkok from the city airport on Saturday evening by the immigration department following a lookout notice, on Monday was seen
entering the ED’s at Salt Lake CGO complex around 1230 PM following summons issued by the central agency, the sources said. She was accompanied by her lawyer/
They said Gambhir had gone to the ED office earlier around Sunday-Monday midnight, as the timing for appearance in the central agency’s notice was given as 12-30 AM.
The federal agency, however, later corrected the timing, following which Gambhir appeared at the CGO office on Monday afternoon.
“I had gone to the CGO office at 12:30 AM on Monday to comply with the ED’s summons, but we found the agency office was locked,” Gambhir told the media with her lawyer by her side.
According to a Calcutta High Court directive, Gambhir is supposed to appear before the ED officials in Kolkata in relation to coal scam case and not in New Delhi,
The court directive came following a petition from Gambhir, who earlier had been summoned to the federal agency’s New Delhi office.The court also directed that no coercive action could be taken against her..