ED files complaint against eight accused including Partha Chatterjee, Arpita Mukherjee in Teachers Recruitment Scam
20 September, 2022 | Pranay Lad
Before the PMLA Special Court in Calcutta, the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) has filed a prosecution charge against eight suspects, including Partha Chatterjee and Arpita Mukherjee, in the West B...
Before the PMLA Special Court in Calcutta, the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) has filed a prosecution charge against eight suspects, including Partha Chatterjee and Arpita Mukherjee, in the West Bengal Teachers Recruitment Scam.
Six organisations were employed for money laundering, said ED authorities. The following companies were utilised by Partha and Arpita to launder the money: M/s Echhay Entertainment Pvt Ltd, Ananta Texfab Pvt Ltd, Symbiosis Merchants Pvt Ltd, Sentry Engineering Pvt Ltd, Viewmore Highrise Pvt Ltd, and APA Utility Services.
The Special Court on Monday found that a prime-facie case had been established against the 8 accused individuals, and it took cognizance of the prosecution complaint.
Partha Chatterjee, a former minister for the West Bengal government, and his close friend Arpita Mukherjee were first detained by the ED on July 23. The suspects will be presented once again before the Special Court on September 28 while they are still in judicial custody.
The total amount confiscated in the case is Rs. 103.10 Crore after the ED has recovered cash totaling Rs. 49.80 Crore, gold and jewellery valued at more than Rs. 5.08 Crore, and provisionally attached assets worth Rs. 48.22 Crore.