West Bengal: The difficulties of Industries Minister Partha Chatterjee, arrested in the Bengal teacher recruitment scam, have increased further. The ED has seized Rs 28 crore in cash and 5 Kg gold by raiding from another house of Arpita Mukherjee, a close aide of arrested Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee.
According to the report, Bank officials are still counting the cash at the spot with note counting machines. Let us informed you that the ED has ordered four machines to count the money. Even before this, 20 crores were received from Arpita’s flat. In this way, about 48 crore rupees have been recovered so far. The ED also found more documents that are being examined. During last week’s raid, the officials have recovered a diary with around 40 pages of notes that could provide crucial leads in the investigation. The ED has also recovered several deeds of properties that could implicate Partha Chatterjee.
On Saturday, A day after Rs 20 crore was recovered by ED in Arpita residence Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee and his aide’s Arpita Mukherjee were arrested. Both are arrested in connection with an alleged money laundering case linked to the teacher recruitment scam. Partha Chatterjee will be in the custody of the investigating agency till August 3. The ED has sealed one of the two flats belonging to Arpita in Belgharia Town Club. The ED has also conducted raids on Arpita’s relatives.
After the 2nd raid ,Bengal BJP president Sukanta Majumdar sharing a video slammed the TMC, saying “it is just a tip of the iceberg”
Hugh amount of cash, approx Rs 15 Crores, recovered from the residence of Arpita Mukherjee, a close aide of West Bengal Minister Partha Chatterjee.ED has recovered 20Cr cash earlier. Imagine the loot TMC is doing in Bengal, this is just a tip of iceberg.
— Dr. Sukanta Majumdar (@DrSukantaBJP) July 27, 2022
During the interrogation, Arpita Mukherjee later told the ED that the mountain of cash recovered from her home belonged to Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee. The money was to be infused in companies linked to her, she told the agency. She also said that only Partha Chatterjee and his men had access to the room where the cash was kept. They used to come once every 10 days.
Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee aide’s Arpita Mukherjee reportedly told investigators, “Partha used my house and that of another woman as a mini-bank. That other woman is also his close friend.” Partha Chatterjee — the senior-most minister in Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s cabinet and her close aide — has been accused of having a role in allegedly illegal appointments of school teachers and staff in government-run schools when he was Education Minister.