Mahua Moitra Summoned By ED In Foreign Exchange Violation Case

New Delhi: Trinamool Congress leader Mahua Moitra has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on February 19 in connection with an alleged violation of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA). The 49-year-old politician is required to appear at the central agency’s office in Delhi, where her statement will be recorded under FEMA provisions.

Moitra is also under scrutiny by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which has initiated a preliminary inquiry based on a referral from the Lokpal. The allegations stem from BJP MP Nishikant Dubey, who accused Moitra of targeting the Adani Group and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha questions allegedly influenced by businessman Darshan Hiranandani in exchange for gifts. Dubey further claimed that Moitra compromised national security for financial gain.

In December, Moitra was expelled from the Lok Sabha amidst these allegations. However, she has vehemently denied any wrongdoing, asserting that she is being targeted for questioning the Adani Group’s dealings.

Moitra’s response to the summons and accusations has been robust. In a statement, she highlighted the absence of any official communication from Lokpal or CBI regarding the allegations, dismissing media reports as speculative. She also drew attention to the alleged Adani coal scam amounting to Rs 13,000 crore, suggesting that such matters merit thorough investigation by the CBI rather than her purported “witch hunt.”

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