2 other apartments, nail art shop raided

SSC scam: Partha Chatterjee and Arpita Mukherjee were arrested last month.

Kolkata:

Law Enforcement Branch (ED) officials, investigating the multi-million dollar teacher recruitment scam, conducted raids on Tuesday at two apartments and another store allegedly linked to Arpita Mukherjee, a close associate of suspended Trinamool chief Partha Chatterjee.

ED officials raided two apartments in south Kolkata – one on Panditiya Road and the other in Madurdaha – during the day, along with another nail art shop in the northern part of the city, agency sources said.

ED had earlier recovered around Rs 50 crore in cash, along with jewelry, from his two apartments in the Tollygunge and Belghoria areas.

Mr Chatterjee and Ms Mukherjee were arrested by the ED on July 23 as part of its investigation into the scam. They will appear again in court in the PMLA on Wednesday, with the 10-day custody at the ED coming to an end.

Earlier in the day, Ms Mukherjee, upon arriving at ESI Hospital in Joka for a medical examination, told waiting reporters that money had been placed in her residences without her knowledge.

Mr Chatterjee, who was relieved of his ministerial duties, had said on a past occasion that he was ‘the victim of a conspiracy’ and expressed his displeasure at Trinamool’s action to suspend and remove him from its organizational functions.

He had said that only time will tell if the action taken against him was justified. The veteran leader claimed that the money recovered from the ED raids did not belong to him.

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