Arpita Mukherjee, who was said to be a “close assistant” to the arrested West Bengal Minister Partha Chatterjee, admitted that the money recovered from her home belonged to the Bengali minister Partha Chatterjee. A close aide to the Minister admitted to the Execution Directorate (ED). He told the agency that the money would be invested in companies linked to him. According to India Today report, during questioning, he revealed that the plan was to withdraw money from the house in a day or two. But the agency’s raid thwarted the plan.
The Financial Investigation Agency, citing relevant documents found during the search, said that Ministers Arpita Mukherjee and Mamata Banerjee together own the property from which the money was found. This property was purchased by Partha Chatterjee in 2012. A court in Kolkata on Sunday sent Mukherjee into a one-day ED reservation. He was arrested after a lengthy interrogation at his residence where a large sum of money and other valuables were allegedly recovered.
Mamta breaks her silence when Partha Chatterjee is arrested – She does not support corruption, not all people are alike
Arpita Mukherjee ran 12 shell companies – ED
A senior official in the Law Enforcement Directorate said Monday that the initial investigation revealed that Arpita Mukherjee, who was said to be a “relative” of the arrested West Bengal Minister Partha Chatterjee, was running 12 shell companies and was mainly involved in such activities. for “economic manipulation”.
The senior official said that during a search of Mukherjee’s apartment in Juca on Saturday evening, some documents were found that “support the existence of such companies”. He said ED officials suspected the involvement of a lesser known actor as well as people from different production houses in Odisha and Tamil Nadu. Mukherjee has also acted in many Bengali and Oriya films.
Partha Chatterjee arrived at AIIMS in ED custody, people started yelling ‘Chor chur’
If anyone is convicted of a wrongdoing, they must be punished: Mamata
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday that anyone found guilty of wrongdoing should be punished. He made the statement after the Enforcement Directorate arrested his fellow Cabinet member Partha Chatterjee in a School Service Commission (SSC) scam. Banerjee criticized the opposition for the “malicious campaign” launched against her while addressing an award ceremony for the state government here. She said she does not support corruption.
“We have full confidence in the judiciary. There must be a time limit for the truth and the court’s decision to emerge. If someone is convicted, he must be punished. The party will also take action. But I criticize the malicious campaign against me.”
The BJP released a video
The BJP shared a video showing Banerjee talking to Arpita Mukherjee, whose Rs 22 crore in cash was found from her home. That’s why the Prime Minister said Trinamol Congress had nothing to do with it. “The party has nothing to do with that woman and neither do I know her. I go to many events, if someone clicks a picture with me, is it my fault?”
Banerjee, in a BJP farce, said that if she thought she could crack the Trinamol Conference by using the central investigative agencies, she was wrong. “We must see if this investigation is a conspiracy to defame me and my party. I neither support nor encourage corruption.