Bengal SSC Scam: The scope of ED investigation in education scam is increasing continuously. Due to this new revelations are being made every day. The same disclosure happened with Arpita Mukherjee. Investigation revealed that Arpita had 31 policies, whose nominee was Partha Chatterjee. It is being said that both were in collusion.
According to media reports, both Parth and Arpita were partners in a utility company. Arpita had also bought some flats by paying cash. Where did his money come from, ED is probing it. Let us tell you that the ED had recovered about Rs 50 crore in cash from Arpita Mukherjee’s house apart from jewelry and other valuables.
A special court in Kolkata on Friday sent former West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee and his aide Arpita Mukherjee to judicial custody till August 18 in the SSC scam case. Earlier on Wednesday, the court had extended the Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody of Chatterjee and Mukherjee till August 5.
Both are battling charges under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). Chatterjee and Mukherjee were arrested on 23 July. Before that, crores of rupees in cash, gold and property documents were found from the apartment of his aide Mukherjee. The alleged irregularities in the recruitment drive of the School Service Commission took place when Chatterjee was the state education minister.
The Additional Solicitor General told the court that Rs 49.80 crore was found in cash from two flats of Mukherjee. They claimed that Chatterjee and Mukherjee were found to be involved in money laundering as they were involved in a criminal conspiracy to illegally recruit assistant teachers to the posts of assistant teachers in government and aided schools.