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WBSSC Scam: ED Seized Rs 20 Crore Cash, 3kg Gold from Arpita Mukherjee’s Belgharia Property 

According to sources, apart from money and pieces of jewellery, many unknown property documents have been recovered

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INDIA: The WBSSC case is currently divulging; fresh contemporarily links of swindles are detained by ED. Amid seizing all illegal cash and auriferous from Arpita Mukherjee’s Tollyganj house, ED discovered more illegitimate attributes from her Belgharia flat.

Huge defalcation of Rs 20 crore cash and 3kg gold has been recovered from the house of a close aide of Trinamool Congress Minister Partha Chatterjee.

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Counting machines have been assigned for counting cash. The ED officials started counting notes from 7.30 pm, which went on till after 9.30 pm. Cash denominations of Rs 500 and Rs 2000 have been seized.

According to sources, apart from money and pieces of jewellery, many unknown property documents have been recovered. The seized money is deployed through truckloads of trunks. According to ED, all wardrobes are tucked tight with bundles of cases.

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The probe agency initiated house hunting of Minister of State for Education Paresh C Adhikary, MLA and ex-president of West Bengal Board of Primary Education Manik Bhattacharya, along with Arpita Mukherjee.

Some other names who came under the ED radar are Kalyanmoy Ganguly, the ex-president of the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education; Saumitra Sarkar, ex-president of the West Bengal Central School Service Commission; and Alok Kumar Sarkar, the deputy director of the School Education Department.

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The federal agency gave a statement, “During the searches, the ED recovered cash amounting to approximately Rs 20 crore from the residential premises of Arpita Mukherjee, who is a close associate of Partha Chatterjee. The ED said the amount is suspected to be proceeds of crime of the said SSC (School Service Commission) scam.”

Recently, Arpita Mukherjee confessed to ED that TMC minister Partha Chatterjee used to hurl money in her house and used it as a “mini-bank”.

According to the Enforcement Directorate, “More than 20 mobile phones have also been seized from the premises of Arpita Mukherjee, the purpose and use of which is being ascertained.”

Meanwhile, Congress MP Adhir Chowdhury raised a finger upon the Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee by saying, “Bengal has never seen this scene before. Explained that Bengal is not lagging behind, Bengal has made its own place by looting money.”

He even added that “You can’t protect Partha Chatterjee, you can’t leave him. Partha is your right hand. You know that ignoring him will lead to greater danger, so you can’t go anywhere. Partha will expose more and more to save himself.”

Also Read: West Bengal School Service Commission Scam: ED arrested Minister Partha Chatterjee And His Close Aide

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