Prime News, National (New Delhi), May 17:- In a major development, the Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to interrogate Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee and his wife, Rujira, in connection with an ongoing probe into the West Bengal coal smuggling case.
The top court said that both of them can be questioned by the ED officials in Kolkata by giving them advance 24-hour notice. Directing the West Bengal government to cooperate with the central probe agency, the SC asked it to provide adequate protection to its officials when they arrive in the state to question Banerjee.
The Supreme Court bench of Justice UU Lalit said that it won’t “tolerate any kind of obstruction and interference by the state machinery.”
Banerjee had asked for ED questioning in his home state and not in Delhi, where the probe agency has its headquarters. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).