Senior Trinamool Congress chief Partha Chatterjee was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on Saturday, July 23, in reference to its probe into the alleged college jobs rip-off in West Bengal. Because the BJP focused the Trinamool Congress over the Bengal minister’s arrest, the ruling social gathering accused the Opposition of indulging in “low-cost politics”.

The arrest of Partha Chatterjee adopted after Rs 21 crore in money was recovered from the Kolkata dwelling of Arpita Mukherjee, shut aide of the Bengal minister. Arpita Mukherjee was additionally arrested by the company on Saturday. Some foreign currency echange and jewelry had been additionally seized from her high-end house within the metropolis’s Joka space, as per ED officers.

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Listed here are the highest developments within the story:

1) On Friday, the ED carried out simultaneous raids on the homes of round a dozen individuals, together with Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee and Paresh Adhikary, in reference to its investigation into the recruitment rip-off. Partha Chatterjee was arrested by the ED on Saturday.

2) West Bengal Business and Commerce Minister Partha Chatterjee was later produced earlier than a decide within the Bankshall court docket in Kolkata and despatched to the ED custody for 2 days. Nonetheless, the TMC chief was hospitalised within the night after he complained of uneasiness. Partha Chatterjee, who has a number of well being points, was admitted to the ICCU of the state-run SSKM Hospital.

3) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested Arpita Mukherjee, an in depth affiliate of Partha Chatterjee, on Saturday, a day after unaccounted money value Rs 21 crore was unearthed from her flat in Kolkata. Some foreign currency echange and jewelry had been additionally seized from her high-end house within the metropolis’s Joka space, as per ED officers.

4) The Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) additionally stepped up its assault on the TMC after the arrest of Partha Chatterjee in an alleged jobs rip-off. BJP chief Dilip Ghosh alleged that TMC leaders have accrued big quantities of cash through the years, together with in reference to recruitment for varied posts, and mentioned no one will imagine that its “excessive command” — an obvious reference to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee — was not conscious of this.

5) The Trinamool Congress mentioned that the social gathering and the federal government will take motion towards Partha Chatterjee if he’s confirmed responsible of the varsity jobs rip-off. Nonetheless, TMC spokesperson Kunal Ghosh made it clear that presently the social gathering wouldn’t take away Chatterjee as a cupboard minister or the secretary common of the Trinamool Congress.

The Trinamool Congress additionally distanced itself from the Rs 21 crore money recovered from Arpita Mukherjee’s dwelling. The TMC claimed that it has no relation with Partha Chatterjee’s shut affiliate.

6) In the meantime, one other shut affiliate of Partha Chatterjee is reportedly beneath the ED scanner. The title of Monalisa Das, who’s reportedly an in depth aide of Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee, has cropped up in reference to the SSC rip-off case.

7) The case includes irregularities in instructor recruitment. The CBI, as directed by the Calcutta Excessive Court docket, is trying into the alleged irregularities dedicated within the recruitment of Group-C and D workers in addition to lecturers in government-sponsored and aided colleges on suggestions of the West Bengal College Service Fee. The ED is monitoring the cash path within the rip-off.

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