THE ENFORCEMENT Directorate (ED) has summoned an accused, Anup Majhi alias Lala, who is among those named in an FIR registered in connection with a coal pilferage case. According to sources, Majhi has been asked to appear before ED officials in New Delhi on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, Majhi appeared before the CBI and was questioned in connection with the same case. Majhi reached the agency’s office in Kolkata around 11 am, sources said, adding that he evaded multiple summons of the CBI in the recent past.
Earlier, the CBI also issued a lookout notice against Majhi. In November last year, the agency conducted raids at 45 places, including at 25 areas in West Bengal against illegal coal mining at different places. The agency has raided Majhi’s properties in the past too.
The multi-crore coal pilferage scam is related to the Eastern Coalfields Ltd (ECL) mines in Kunustoria and Kajora areas of Paschim Bardhaman district. ED is probing the money laundering aspect of the case.
It is related to alleged illegal mining and theft of coal from the Kunustoria and Kajoria coal fields of Eastern Coalfield Limited (ECL).
The FIR which was initially filed by CBI lists several senior ECL officials and unidentified officials of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Railways and other government departments.