Won't be cowed by CBI notice to wife: Abhishek Banerjee

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(Eds: With more inputs) Kolkata, Feb 21 (PTI) Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee on Sunday asserted that the party will not be cowed by the CBI notice to his wife Rujira, asking her to join the probe in a coal pilferage case.

The notice had asked Rujira to be present at their Harish Mukherjee Road residence at 3 pm to reply to queries related to the case of theft of coal from the mines of Eastern Coalfields Ltd in West Bengal 'If they think they can use these ploys to intimidate us, they are mistaken. We are not the ones who would ever be cowed down,' Abhishek, the nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, said in a tweet.

'We have full faith in the law of the land,' he said, attaching a copy of the CBI notice in the tweet.

Later in the day, the central probe agency also summoned Abhishek Banerjee's sister-in-law Menaka Gambhir to join the probe.

Gambhir was served a notice at her south Kolkata residence, to appear on Monday. PTI AMR RBT RBT