Kolkata: Another case of fraud has come to light. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) announced on Friday that it has confiscated large sums of money totaling Rs 20 crore during raids at the home of Arpita Mukherjee, a close assistant of West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee involved in the alleged teacher recruitment scam. “This money is thought to be connected to the SSC fraud,” the ED stated in a statement. The investigating team is counting the cash using a note-counting machine with the assistance of bank authorities.
The ED further stated that around 20 mobile phones were found in Arpita Mukherjee’s residence, the purpose and usage of which are being determined. The ED also raided the homes of Minister of State for Education Paresh C Adhikari, MLA Manik Bhattacharya, and others, according to the statement.
The search teams are enlisting the help of bank staff to count cash using counting machines. Photos obtained during the raid of the residence revealed that 2000 and 500 notes were found.
Arpita is a close acquaintance of Partha Chatterjee, and it is thought that this money was obtained through SSC fraud. The search team is enlisting the assistance of bank authorities to count the cash using a cash counting machine. Aside from that, several damning papers, information from dubious firms, technological equipment, foreign cash, and gold have been discovered from the premises of those involved in the hoax.