ED Raids in West Bengal: Bundles of currency notes unearthed in West Bengal. At the same time, Rs.20 crore cash was recovered in the raids of the Enforcement Directorate (ED). This is the first time such a large amount has been caught in recent times. The ED seized this cash from the house of West Bengal Trinamool Congress minister Partha Chatterjee’s close friend. On Friday, the ED raided the house of Minister Partha Chatterjee’s close friend Arpita Mukherjee. Heaps of notes were found in Arpita’s house. ED seized key documents, 20 cell phones and some records along with the cash.
ED raids Arpita Mukherjee’s house in connection with West Bengal teacher recruitment scam. ED officials suspect that the cash found is related to the SSC scam. ED took the help of bank officials to count the notes after finding a large amount of cash. ED officials conducted raids on the houses of Trinamool Congress leaders on this scam. In this sequence, a huge amount of cash was found in the house of Arpita Mukherjee, a close friend of the minister. Along with Chatterjee, the ED raided the houses of Minister of State for Education Paresh Siadhikari, MLA Manik Bhattacharya and others. Currently, Partha Chatterjee is the Minister of Industries and Commerce in the West Bengal Cabinet. Earlier, when he was the Education Minister, the West Bengal School Service Commission took up the recruitment process in government aided schools. But at that time there were allegations of irregularities in the appointments.
ED is carrying out search operations at various premises linked to recruitment scam in the West Bengal School Service Commission and West Bengal Primary Education Board. pic.twitter.com/oM4Bc0XTMB
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