WBSSC Scam: Minister arrested in teacher recruitment scam, Partha Chatterjee's health deteriorated, hospitalized

Pankaj Prasad
Partha Chatterjees health deteriorated
Partha Chatterjees health deteriorated

The health of former Education Minister Partha Chatterjee, arrested in the teacher recruitment scam case, has deteriorated.

WBSSC Scam: Former Education Minister Partha Chatterjee, arrested in the teacher recruitment scam case in West Bengal, has deteriorated and has been admitted to SSKM Hospital. The court sent Partha Chatterjee to ED custody for two days. He has got permission from the court to stay in the hospital till the next production. Earlier, Partha Chatterjee's advocate Somnath Mukherjee said that his health is not well. He has hot issues. We demanded that proper medical facilities should be given to them if custody of the ED is given.

Arpita Mukherjee also arrested

After the arrest of Partha Chatterjee, the investigating agency raided the house of his close aide, Arpita Mukherjee, last night. 21 crore cash recovered from Arpita's house. Notes were in 500 and 2000 notes. Information has been received from ED sources that Arpita has also been arrested and she will be produced in the court. Arpita is accused of money laundering. Around 20 mobile phones and some documents were also recovered from Arpita Mukherjee's premises.

Partha Chatterjee was arrested after 26 hours of interrogation

The Enforcement Directorate had arrested senior Trinamool Congress leader Partha Chatterjee earlier in the day and produced him before a judge in the Bankshall court. The judge sent Partha Chatterjee to ED custody for two days. The Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court did not hear the matter as today is a Saturday. Chatterjee was arrested after nearly 26 hours of interrogation at his residence.

Raids were conducted at the houses of about 12 persons including two ministers

The CBI, under the direction of the Calcutta High Court, is probing alleged irregularities in the recruitment of Group-C and D staff as well as teachers in government-sponsored and aided schools. ED is probing where the money came from and where it went in the scam. The Enforcement Directorate on Friday conducted simultaneous raids at the homes of around 12 persons, including two ministers, and seized around Rs 20 crore in cash in connection with its probe into the teacher recruitment scam in West Bengal.