Bengal School Recruitment Scam: ED Finds Cash Worth ₹20 Crores In Another Home Owned By Accused Arpita Mukherjee
The West Bengal School Recruitment scam has been in the news for quite some time now and as the case unfolds, the new updates are becoming even more shocking. The Enforcement Directorate, on July 23, arrested Partha Chatterjee, the state minister, and his alleged associate in the scam Arpita Banerjee for further questioning. The arrest happened after a massive amount of cash was recovered from a house owned by Arpita. In the latest update on the case, the ED has again found a bulk of money and gold from the second home that too is owned by her.
On July 27, the Enforcement Directorate broke into the flats, the information of which was disclosed by Arpita Mukherjee during the interrogation. The apartments were located in Belgharia and ED dug out the cash worth ₹20 Crores and along with it, many gold bars were also seized. As per reports, it has been said that the ED believes that this amount could increase as the counting is still going on. As per an ED official, from one of the apartments in the housing complex, apart from cash and gold, many documents have also been taken. Going by the report, the ED had to break into the flats for the search as the keys could nowhere be found. In this case, along with Partha Mukherjee and Arpita Banerjee, Manik Bhattacharya, the ex-president of West Bengal Higher Secondary Board is also being interrogated.
The West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamta Banerjee during an event in Kolkata put out a statement related to the case. She said that when anyone is managing big institutions, mistakes and faults can happen. Mamta Banerjee further added that if the person is proven wrong, the court will decide their fate accordingly but before the law decides, the media has already begun the trial.