Bengal SSC Scam: Partha Chatterjee once again denied connection with the scam.
31 July, 2022 | Simran Turak
Partha Chatterjee claimed on Friday that he became victim of a conspiracy against him.
Partha Chatterjee once again denied involvement in the suspected teachers’ recruitment fraud on Sunday and said the money seized (Arpita Mukherjee’s residences) did not belong to him. He said, “When the time comes, you will know…the money does not belong to me.”
On July 22, the ED raided Arpita Mukherjee’s apartment and found 21 crore rupees hidden. A day after Partha Chatterjee and Arpita Mukherjee were both detained by the ED following their arrests.
In later raids, the agency discovered a further 29 crore from Arpita Mukherjee’s second property.
Partha Chatterjee claimed on Friday that he was the victim of a conspiracy against him, a day after he was demoted from all of his TMC positions and relieved of his ministerial responsibilities following his detention in connection with a school recruiting scam.
Trinamool MP Sougata Roy said “Who will conspire against him? What is he trying to imply? The money was recovered from the flat of his close aide. He himself is responsible for this situation.”
TMC leaders are meeting the government teaching job aspirants to ease their anger.
Arpita Mukherjee told ED she was unaware of the amount of money. She claimed that Partha Chatterjee’s man used to visit her apartment and stash money there, but she was forbidden from entering those rooms.
As per media reports, ED searches for four high-end cars of Arpita Mukherjee which have been now missing from the parking lot of the Tollygunge flat.