28 Jul 2022

In pictures: ₹50 crore cash, gold found in Houses of Bengal Assistant Minister.

earlier, ₹30 million in cash and five kilograms of gold ornaments were found in the second flat of West Bengal Chief Minister Partha Chatterjee's aide Arpita Mukherjee in Kolkata during a raid in connection with a school job scam.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) raided Ms Mukherjee's house in Kolkata's Belgharia area early on Thursday.

The raids were conducted at Ms. Mukherjee's house in Kolkata's Belgharia area.

So far, ED officials have recovered ₹50 crore in cash from Ms Mukherjee's two houses.

Besides cash and gold, a huge amount of foreign currency was also recovered during the raids.

During last week's raid, officials of the investigating agency recovered ₹21 crore in cash, gold bars worth ₹2 trillion and a huge amount of foreign exchange from another house in Kolkata owned by Ms Mukherjee.

Nearly ₹30 crore in cash was recovered from Ms Mukherjee's second flat on Thursday.

The ED arrested Mr. Chatterjee on Saturday in connection with the recruitment drive of the West Bengal Education Commission and the West Bengal Board of Basic Education.

Officials of the investigating agency also found gold ornaments.

Apart from the cash and gold, the investigating agency also recovered a number of incriminating documents and records from various premises of the people involved in the scam.

A total of Rs 50 crore was recovered from two houses belonging to Ms Mukherjee.

Trinamool Congress president Kunal Ghosh demanded Mr. Chatterjee's ouster from his post and from the party.

"Partha Chatterjee should be immediately removed from the ministry and all party posts. He should be expelled. If this statement is considered wrong, the party has every right to remove me from all posts. I will continue as a @AITCofficial (TMC) soldier," Ghosh , also a party spokesperson, tweeted.

Mr. Chatterjee holds the portfolios of Commerce and Industry, Parliamentary Affairs, Information Technology and Electronics and Public Enterprises and Industrial Reconstruction in the West Bengal State Cabinet.

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