Bengal SSC scam : ED arrests TMC Minister Partha Chatterjee and ‘friend’ Arpita

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India]:  The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday jailed previous West Bengal Education Minister, Partha Chatterjee about the West Bengal School Solution Commission and also West Bengal Main Education Board recruitment scam.

The arrest comes complying with the raids by the main probe firm where it seized Rs 20 crore in cash from the facilities of his close associate Arpita Mukherjee, about a supposed teacher recruitment scam in the state.
The arrests were made at Chatterjee’s home in Kolkata. The ED team was at the spot since yesterday.

Earlier on Friday, Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials plundered the houses of Bengal ministers  Partha Chatterjee and Paresh Adhikari as well as numerous others as well as recuperated massive money amounting to roughly Rs 20 crore from the domestic facilities of Arpita Mukherjee, that is a close partner of Partha Chatterjee.

Minister Partha Chatterjee with Arpita

The said quantity is believed to be earnings of criminal offense of stated SSC scam. The search group is taking the support of bank authorities for the counting of money through cash counting makers.

A total amount of greater than 20 mobile phones have likewise been recovered from the premises of Arpita Mukherjee, the purpose and use which is being determined, said the probe agency.

Besides cash money, a variety of other incriminating documents, records, information of uncertain business, digital tools, international currency as well as gold has actually also been recouped from the different properties of the persons linked to the scam.

20 crores cash recovered from Arpita

It is noteworthy to keep in mind that the High Court of Calcutta in a variety of writ petitions had actually recently directed the CBI to execute examinations right into the employment rip-off of Team ‘C’ & ‘D’ personnel, Aide Educators of classes IX-XII and main instructors. In these situations, involving the illegal consultation of non-teaching personnel (Group C & D), showing staff [Aide instructors (Class IX-XII) as well as instructors in Primary school, ED is checking out situations under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA)]

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