ED raids Fort Oasis Complex flat in Kolkata
This flat is locked, for this the locker was called
Partha Chatterjee and Arpita Mukherjee are accused of teacher recruitment scam
New Delhi. ED today raided another flat belonging to former West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee and his close aide Arpita Mukherjee, arrested in teacher recruitment scam. However, the Fort Oasis Complex flat in Kolkata where the ED has raided is closed. That’s why the ED has called the lock opener. Since the ED arrested Partha Chatterjee on July 23, the ED has raided several houses belonging to his close aide Arpita Mukherjee and recovered Rs 50 crore.
According to the news of NDTV, the investigating agency has claimed that this money is from the time when Partha Chatterjee was the education minister of the state in 2016 and at that time he took bribes of crores of rupees from people in exchange for the recruitment of teachers and other staff.
Partha Chatterjee has been the Industries Minister till last week. After this, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee dismissed him from the cabinet and also suspended him from the party. However, the Trinamool Congress has also alleged that the ED is working at the behest of the central government, so it demands to complete the investigation within a stipulated time period.
On Wednesday, a special court in Kolkata extended the ED custody of Partha Chatterjee and Arpita Mukherjee by two more days. Now he will remain in ED custody till August 5. The ED alleges that Partha Chatterjee is not cooperating in the investigation, so the custody should be given for more days. The ED has also said that Partha Chatterjee remains silent on most of the questions. However, Partha Chatterjee has said that he is being implicated under the conspiracy.
Tags:, West bengal
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 04, 2022, 15:37 IST