ED threatens Arpita Mukherjee’s life
Arpita Mukherjee, arrested in the teacher recruitment scam, is being told a threat to her life.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) counsel has told the special court that Mukherjee’s life is in danger and the food and water provided to him should be checked first.
Mukherjee is currently in judicial custody for 14 days and the agency has demanded from the court that he should not be kept in jail with more than four inmates.
In which case was the arrest made?
Arpita Mukherjee was arrested by the ED in connection with the West Bengal teacher recruitment scam.
About Rs 50 crore in cash and other items were recovered from the house of Mukherjee, said to be close to former state minister Partha Chatterjee.
During interrogation, Mukherjee told that all this money belonged to Chatterjee.
Chatterjee has also been arrested in this case. After his arrest, he was removed from the cabinet.
ED informed PMLA court
News18 According to Mukherjee’s lawyer Neeladri Bhattacharya, “ED’s lawyer Firoz Edulji told the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court that there was serious threat to Mukherjee’s life on the basis of intelligence inputs. He also pointed out that he was in jail. There should be an inquiry into the food and water being given to Mukherjee.”
Let us tell you that ED is investigating this matter under PMLA itself.
Money kept in my absence – Mukherjee
Chatterjee has told the ED that the cash found from his house is not his and was kept there in his absence. The agency suspects that this money has been raised from the teacher recruitment scam.
Chatterjee also said about not having his money
Before Mukherjee, Partha Chatterjee had said that it was not his money. On Sunday, Chatterjee claimed that he had no source of income and that the money received from Mukherjee’s residence during the raids was not his.
When Chatterjee, who came to the hospital for a medical checkup on Sunday, was asked if anyone was conspiring against him, he said it would be known when the time came.
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ED has described Arpita Mukherjee as a ‘close aide’ of Partha Chatterjee. An actress by profession, Mukherjee has acted in a few Bengali and Oriya films.
She worked with Bengali superstar Jeet in 2008 film ‘Partner’ and Prasanjit Chatterjee in 2009 film ‘Mama Bagne’.
She has also been the face of the campaign campaign of Partha Chatterjee’s Durga Puja committee ‘Nakatla Udayan’. It is one of the biggest Durga Puja committees of Kolkata.