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“More than 20 phones, ₹ 20 crore cash”: ED seizes from WB minister Partha Chatterjee’s aide

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Kolkata: In yet another incident of scam that came to fore. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday said it has seized huge cash worth Rs 20 crore in raids at the premises of Arpita Mukherjee, a close aide of West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee in the alleged teacher recruitment scam. “This money is suspected to be linked to the SSC scam,” the ED said in a statement. The investigation team is taking the help of bank officials to count the cash through the note counting machine.

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The ED said that over 20 mobile phones have also been recovered from Arpita Mukherjee’s premises, the purpose and use of which is being ascertained. Besides Chatterjee, the ED raided the premises of Minister of State for Education Paresh C Adhikari, MLA Manik Bhattacharya and others, the statement said.

The search teams are taking the assistance of bank officials for the counting of cash through counting machines. Photos of the house taken during the raid show ₹ 2000 and ₹ 500 notes that were recovered.

It is worth mentioning that Arpita is a close associate of Partha Chatterjee and it is suspected that this money was earned from the SSC scam. The search team is taking the help of bank officials to count the cash through the cash counting machine. Apart from this, many incriminating documents, information of suspicious companies, electronic equipment, foreign currency and gold have also been recovered from the premises of people associated with the scam.

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The ED said that over 20 mobile phones have also been recovered from Arpita Mukherjee’s premises, the purpose and use of which is being ascertained. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is conducting search operations in various premises related to the recruitment scam in West Bengal School Service Commission and West Bengal Board of Elementary Education.

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