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ED Finds 2012 Joint Deed Between Arpita, Mamata Mantri

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By: Joymala Bagchi
Updated: July 26, 2022 11:42
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KOLKATA: At the special court’s hearing regarding the SSC scam matter, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday produced a deed that shows that both the accused — West Bengal tainted minister Partha Chatterjee and his aide Arpita Mukherjee —  are associated with each other since 2012.

“During the search at residential premises of Arpita Mukherjee, a close associate of Partha Chatterjee, a conveyance deed in the joint name of Partha Chatterjee and her  has been seized which makes it clear that the association of two goes back to at least 2012 and their financial and landed interest have been converging since then,” the ED submission, made part of the court order on 10-day remand of both, accessed by The New Indian reads.

During the raid, ED found various incriminating documents including an envelope with “Minister in charge, Department of Higher Education, School Education, Primary Affairs, Government of West Bengal, Black Diary of Department of Higher Education, School Education of West Bengal” printed on it also found during the investigation.

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It was also revealed that Chatterjee has been in regular contact with Mukherjee and the cash “to the tune of ₹21.9 crores…”

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ED, while seeking Chatterjee’s remand, also stated to the court that Chatterjee was uncooperative since the beginning.

 

 

 

 

 

The argument paper by ED reads Chatterjee was so “uncooperative during the course of search at this premises that he even struck off the typed portions mentioning in the details of incriminating documents seized from his premises”.

Yesterday, Chatterjee was produced through virtual mode.

ED filed two separate applications yesterday seeking 14 days and 13 days remand, however, the court granted them 10 days for both Chatterjee and Mukherjee.

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Partha Chatterjee’s counsel submitted that “no such recovery has been made from the possession of accused Partha Chatterjee”. Chatterjee’s lawyer further submitted that the accused is an innocent one and has prayed for rejection of the remand application.

Arpita Mukherjee’s counsel submitted that seizure has already been made and “further custody will not serve any purpose and prays for rejection of the police remand”.

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