Kolkata: Arpita Mukherjee has also been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in the teacher recruitment scam in West Bengal. Arpita is considered close to Mamta Banerjee government minister Partha Chatterjee. On Friday, the ED had recovered cash worth Rs 20 crore from Arpita’s house. With this, the Enforcement Directorate has already arrested Partha Chatterjee in the case.
The arrests of both have come after the recovery of Rs 20 crore in cash. West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee was questioned by the ED after receiving such a huge amount, but he did not cooperate with the investigating officers, after which he was arrested. At the same time, after the ED recovered Rs 20 crore in cash from Arpita Mukherjee’s house, it was said that this amount is suspected to be income from SSC scam.
BJP surrounded CM Mamta Banerjee
An official of the probe agency said the residence of senior West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee was raided and he was questioned for over 11 hours in connection with the probe into the teacher recruitment scam. ED officials also visited the house of another minister Paresh Adhikari in Cooch Behar district in the northern part of the state and spoke to his family members.
Apart from a huge amount of cash, several mobile phones were also recovered from Arpita Mukherjee’s house. Partha Chatterjee is currently the Minister of Commerce and Industry in West Bengal. On the other hand, after the involvement of the Bengal government minister in this scam, BJP has become an attacker on CM Mamta Banerjee. Union Minister Rajiv Chandrashekhar said that there is loot of government money in Bengal. On the other hand, Lok Sabha MP from West Bengal and BJP leader Dilip Ghosh has also demanded to question the state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in this matter.
Tags: CM Mamata Banerjee, Directorate of Enforcement
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 23, 2022, 17:57 IST