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The CBI questioned Rujira Banerjee, Abhishek Banerjee's wife, today in connection with a coal smuggling case. According to sources, the CIA has acquired new information in the coal smuggling investigation. According to reports, the CBI claims that the proof they have contradicts Abhishek's wife's earlier confession in the coal case. According to CBI sources, this is why Rujira was questioned, primarily in relation to accounts at a foreign bank.

According to sources, Rujira Banerjee received a notice last week informing her that she would be interrogated again in connection with the coal smuggling case. The team paid a visit to Rujira's house today as planned. Around 11.30 a.m., an eight-member CBI team, including a woman officer, arrived at Banerjee's residence 'Santiniketan' on Harish Mukherjee Road, he added. This is the second time she has been questioned by the central agency in connection with the case.

In February of last year, the CBI quizzed her ahead of the state's assembly elections. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had visited her nephew Abhishek's home just moments before the CBI team arrived that day. "We were dissatisfied with Mrs Banerjee's responses and are interviewing her again," the CBI officer said."

In connection with their investigation, the CBI questioned Rujira's sister Menoka Gambhir, her husband, and father-in-law last year. Illegal coal mining is believed to have taken place at Eastern Coalfields' leasehold mines in the Kunustoria and Kajora districts near Asansol. According to the CBI, investigations have revealed money transactions of Rs 1,300 crore, the majority of which went to a few powerful persons. The money was deposited in these influential people's foreign bank accounts through hawala, according to the investigation.

In a related instance, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) handed Rujira Narula Banerjee a notice on Monday, requesting her to name a date and time when she will be available for questioning in the same matter. The ED and CBI are conducting parallel probes in this matter.