Embarrassment for Mamata Banerjee as Supreme Court slaps notice on Bengal govt over Kolkata airport incident
The Supreme Court on Friday sent a notice to the West Bengal government for intimidating customs officials at the Kolkata international airport, after they held Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee's wife Rujira Naroola, for carrying excess gold without a declaration.
According to reports, Abhishek Banerjee's wife was held at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport on the intervening night of March 15-16 allegedly for carrying gold without declaration and was let off after the police intervention. Earlier, Abhishek had refuted the allegations of his wife being detained at the airport.
Abhishek had said, "False allegations are being made against my wife of her being detained, receiving special assistance and moving out of the airport with 2 kg gold. These are all baseless and defamatory.
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