CBI raids TMC leader Mahua Moitra’s premises in cash-for-query probe

The agency registered FIR against Moitra on directions of Lokpal on Thursday

Mahua Moitra Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra | PTI

The Central Bureau of Investigation is conducting searches at premises related to Trinamool Congress leader Mahua Moitra in connection with probe into cash-for-query case. The agency had registered an FIR against Moitra on Thursday on the directions of Lokpal.

The CBI is reportedly conducting searches at premises linked to Moitra in New Delhi and Kolkata. Following directions of Lokpal, the CBI on Thursday registered an FIR against the TMC leader in connection with the case. The Lokpal has issued the directions to the CBI after receiving findings of the agency's preliminary inquiry into allegations made by BJP Lok Sabha member Nishikant Dubey against Moitra.

Moitra was expelled from Lok Sabha in December following an ethics panel probe into allegations that she received gifts for raising questions against the government in the house. Dubey has alleged that Moitra asked questions in Lok Sabha in exchange for cash and gifts from Dubai-based businessman Darshan Hiranandani to mount an attack on industrialist Gautam Adani and Prime Minister Narendra Modi among others. The former MP has challenged her expulsion in the Supreme Court.

She will be contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha polls from the Krishnanagar Lok Sabha seat in West Bengal.

-with PTI inputs.

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