Delhi court summons Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee over allegations of filing false affidavit on educational qualifications

  • A Delhi court directed Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee, nephew of Mamata Banerjee, to appear before it on 7 September

  • Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate had summoned Abhishek Banerjee alleging that he had filed a false affidavit regarding his educational qualification

  • However, his counsel told the court that there was a medical emergency since the accused's wife was not keeping well and he was assisting her

New Delhi: A Delhi court Tuesday directed Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee, nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, to appear before it on 7 September in a case of allegedly filing a false affidavit with his nomination papers for Lok Sabha elections of 2014.

 Delhi court summons Mamata Banerjees nephew Abhishek Banerjee over allegations of filing false affidavit on educational qualifications

File image of Abhishek Banerjee. Image courtsey: Twitter @abhishekaitc

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal had summoned Abhishek, the MP from Diamond Harbour Lok Sabha seat, for Tuesday in the complaint alleging that he had filed a false affidavit regarding his educational qualification.

However, his counsel told the court that there was a medical emergency since the accused's wife was not keeping well and he was assisting her. The advocate prayed for an exemption for Abhishek from personal appearance for the day.

The court noted the submissions and the medical reports and directed the accused to appear on the next date of hearing on 7 September.

The court had on 11 July summoned him in the complaint, filed through advocate Neeraj, alleging that he falsely stated he was an MBA graduate and also concealed information regarding his education qualification about graduation.

"Abhishek deliberately gave false information with the intention to cheat public at large by falsely representing himself to be highly qualified candidate which created a false impression over the public at large," the complaint said.

Updated Date: Aug 13, 2019 19:44:09 IST