Former West Bengal Minister Partha Chatterjee and his associate Arpita Mukherjee were sent to judicial custody till 18 August by a Kolkata Court on Friday. The landmark development comes in connection with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) probe into the money trail in the School Service Commission appointments scam.
According to the reports, the next court production is on the aforementioned date. Chatterjee and Mukherjee have been under remand by the ED since their arrest on July 23, in connection with the probe into the alleged money trail involved in the illegal appointment of teaching and non-teaching staff in West Bengal government-sponsored and aided schools.
The reports also suggest that Trinamool Congress has relieved Pratha Chatterjee of his ministerial duties by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. He has also been discharged from all the posts of the party.
Partha Chatterjee has been relieved of his ministerial duties by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, while Trinamool Congress has removed him from all posts he held in the party.
Meanwhile, the ED has also gone on to claim that out of the 15-days that Chatterjee has been in its custody, at least two days were wasted owing to his admission to the state-run SSKM hospital here.
The officials have reportedly claimed to have recovered Rs 49.8 crore in cash, a huge quantity of jewellery and gold bars from flats owned by Mukherjee, besides documents of properties and of a company joint held by the two accused.
Image Source: ANI