Foreign Exchange Management Act Case: TMC Leader Mohua Moitra Skips ED Summons

Mahua Moitra

Trinamool Congress leader Mahua Moitra on Monday has skipped the ED summons issued against her last week in connection with irregularities in a foreign exchange contravention case.

On February 15, the ED issued summons to Moitra asking her to appear before it on February 19 in the case.

She was asked to appear before the agency’s headquarters in Delhi with some documents related to some foreign investments.

The agency wants to question Moitra in the case under the provisions of Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999.

ED investigators want to record her statement linked to the case.

The 49-year-old politician is being probed by the CBI too and it is conducting a preliminary inquiry into the allegations against her on the reference from the Lokpal.

It is learned that the ED case is based on the reference to the CBI case.

Furthermore, Moitra has been in controversy since BJP MP Nishikant Dubey accused her of asking questions in the Lok Sabha to target the Adani Group and PM Narendra Modi at the behest of businessman Darshan Hiranandani in exchange for gifts.

Dube also accused Moitra of compromising national security for monetary gains.

Moitra got expelled as a Lok Sabha Member of Parliament on December 8 following the Ethics Panel’s determination of her guilt in the ‘cash-for-query’ case.

Moitra has denied any wrongdoing and claimed she was being targeted as she raised questions on the deals of the Adani Group.

Moitra stated on X in November, “Neither has Lok Pal uploaded any referral order on website as per Lokpal Act and nor has CBI put out anything official. ‘Sources’ telling journos as per usual media circus. Hope Rs 13,000 crore Adani coal scam merits CBI PE before my witchhunt.”

Moitra also approached the Supreme Court, challenging her expulsion from the lower house of Parliament in connection with the ‘cash-for-query’ allegations.

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