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West Bengal teacher recruitment scam: ED attaches assets worth over Rs 46 crore of Partha Chatterjee, aide Arpita Mukherjee

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday (September 19, 2022) said it has attached assets worth Rs 46.22 crore of former West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee and his alleged aide Arpita Mukherjee as part of a money laundering probe. State teacher recruitment scam. In an official statement, the federal agency said the attached properties included 40 immovable properties such as flats, a farmhouse and a “principal land” in Kolkata totaling Rs 40.33 crore, besides deposits of Rs 7.89 crore held in 35 Apart from the amount. bank accounts.

“The attached properties have been found to be beneficially owned by Partha Chatterjee and Arpita Mukherjee. Many attached properties were held in the name of fake companies and firms and persons acting as proxies of Partha Chatterjee,” the statement said. ”

The former minister and his close aide in the Mamata Banerjee-led government in West Bengal were arrested by the ED on July 23 this year after conducting a search operation at various premises in connection with the teacher recruitment scam.

The ED had earlier seized cash worth Rs 49.80 crore, and gold and jewelery worth over Rs 5.08 crore, from the two premises during searches conducted earlier in July.

“With the present attachment, the total attachment/seizure in the case is Rs 103.10 crore. Further investigation is on,” the agency said.

Parth has been sent to CBI custody till September 21 at present on the request of the agency for questioning in connection with the school recruitment scam.

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