Bengal SSC Scam : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) raided the houses of Arpita Mukherjee, an aide of Partha Chatterjee, in connection with the alleged teacher recruitment scam in West Bengal.
During this, the ED seized cash worth about Rs 50 crore from two houses of Arpita Mukherjee. The ED had also seized gold from actress Arpita’s house. Regarding this, now the dismissed Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee claimed that this money is not his.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested both Partha Chatterjee and Arpita Mukherjee earlier this month. Both are currently in ED custody till August 3. Partha Chatterjee has been sacked from the Bengal cabinet. At the same time, TMC has also suspended him from the party. Today the former minister was brought to the central government-run hospital in Kolkata for examination.
On the question whether someone is conspiring against him, the former minister said that everything will be known when the time comes. At the same time, he said about the cash received from Arpita Mukherjee’s houses that, “This is not my money.” According to sources, Arpita Mukherjee has told the ED that the money was taken as a bribe for transfers and to help get the colleges recognised. Partha Chatterjee was the education minister of the state when this alleged scam happened.
Regarding this matter, BJP has alleged that Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee was also involved in the alleged irregularities. The Trinamool (TMC) party which had initially come out in defense of Partha Chatterjee and accused the Center of misusing the investigating agencies, later changed its stand and sacked Chatterjee from the post of minister.
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