BJP leader summoned by West Bengal CID in coal smuggling case

BJP leader Jitendra Tiwari, who was summoned by West Bengal CID, said an investigating authority can call anyone for the sake of investigation

September 15, 2022 01:15 pm | Updated 01:20 pm IST - Kolkata

West Bengal BJP leader Jitendra Tiwari has been summoned to appear before the State CID. File

West Bengal BJP leader Jitendra Tiwari has been summoned to appear before the State CID. File | Photo Credit: Twitter/ @JitendraAsansol

West Bengal BJP leader Jitendra Tiwari has been summoned to appear before the State CID in connection with its investigation into a coal smuggling case, officials said on Thursday.

The CID has asked Mr. Tiwari to appear before its officers in the city for questioning in the coal smuggling case on Friday.

Mr. Tiwari, who is the former Trinamool Congress mayor of Asansol and joined the BJP before the 2021 West Bengal Assembly poll, confirmed receiving the notice.

"An investigating authority can call anyone for the sake of investigation," Mr. Tiwari, a former TMC MLA from Pandaveswar, said.

The CBI and the Enforcement Directorate are also investigating the alleged illegal excavation, transportation and sale of coal from some districts of West Bengal.

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