New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday (September 19, 2022) stated that it has connected belongings price Rs 46.22 crore “beneficially owned” by former West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee and his alleged aide Arpita Mukherjee as a part of a cash laundering probe within the state’s academics’ recruitment rip-off. In an official assertion, the federal company stated that the connected properties embody 40 immovable belongings like flats, a farmhouse, and a “prime land” in Kolkata price a complete of Rs 40.33 crore, aside from Rs 7.89 crore price of deposits saved in 35 financial institution accounts.
“The connected properties are discovered to be beneficially owned by Partha Chatterjee and Arpita Mukherjee. Numerous the connected properties have been saved within the title of dummy firms & corporations and individuals appearing as a proxy for Partha Chatterjee,” the assertion learn.
The previous minister within the Mamata Banerjee-led authorities in West Bengal and his shut affiliate have been arrested by the ED on July 23 this 12 months after it carried out search operations at numerous premises linked to the instructor recruitment rip-off.
The ED had earlier seized money amounting to a complete of Rs 49.80 crore, and gold and jewellery valued at greater than Rs 5.08 crore from two premises in the course of the searches carried out in July.
“With the current attachment, complete attachment/ seizure within the case stands at Rs 103.10 crore. Additional investigation is underneath progress,” the company stated.
Partha, at present, has been remanded in CBI custody until September 21 on a prayer by the company in search of to query him in reference to a faculty recruitment rip-off.