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ED summons Mahua Moitra in foreign exchange rules violation case

The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday summoned Trinamool Congress leader Mahua Moitra for the third time on March 28 for questioning in connection with an alleged violation of the Foreign Exchange Management Act.

The case against Moitra, the former MP from West Bengal’s Krishnanagar constituency, stems from her expulsion from the Lok Sabha on 8 December. The vocal critic of Modi government was expelled after the Lok Sabha Ethics Committee found Moitra guilty of sharing her login credentials of the parliament website with businessman Darshan Hiranandani and accepting gifts in exchange for asking questions in the Lower House.

Moitra had skipped summons by the Enforcement Directorate on February 19 and March 11.

The ED has also issued summons to businessman Darshan Hiranandani.

The Enforcement Directorate is investigating transactions associated with a non-resident external account, reported PTI. It is also examining other foreign remittances and fund transfers.

Moitra had also moved the Delhi High Court alleging that the Enforcement Directorate has compromised the integrity of its investigation by leaking “confidential, half-baked, speculative/unconfirmed information to the media in relation to the ongoing proceedings/investigation.”

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