The (ED) officials recovered Rs 15 crore in cash from another flat owned by Bengal minister Pratha Chatterjee’s aide Arpita Mukherjee.

The ED officials recovered Rs 15 crore in cash from another flat owned by Bengal minister Pratha Chatterjee's aide Arpita Mukherjee at Rathtala in Belghoria.The ED officials recovered Rs 15 crore in cash from another flat owned by Bengal minister Pratha Chatterjee's aide Arpita Mukherjee at Rathtala in Belghoria.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials recovered Rs 15 crore in cash from another flat owned by Bengal minister Pratha Chatterjee’s aide Arpita Mukherjee at Rathtala in Belghoria. The ED officials had to call in bank officials and five cash counting machines. After a huge stack of cash was found in Arpita’s Belghoria residence. The counting is still on. More than 3 kgs of Gold ornaments and silver coins were also found at the Club Town Heights flat. This comes days after ED seized Rs 21.9 crore, apart from unaccounted gold ornaments worth 76 lakh; forex from her Tollygunge flat following which she was arrested. Both Mukherjee and Chatterjee are currently under ED custody at CGO Complex in Salt Lake. Following their arrest, the raids at multiple properties in Kolkata began on Wednesday based on the addresses mentioned in the property deeds. The agency claims they were seized from Partha Chatterjee’s residence.

The ED conducted raids at Mukherjee’s Belghoria flat an office at Rajdanga Main Road and Mukherjee’s ancestral home at Belghoria.

The ED conducted raids at Mukherjee’s Belghoria flat; an office at Rajdanga Main Road and Mukherjee’s ancestral home at Belghoria. ED officials also raided a first-floor flat belonging to a close aide of Chatterjee and Mukherjee at Ballygunge Place East. They called in a locksmith to break open some lockers inside his flat, sources said.

The agency sleuths fell back on 17 relevant documents seized from Chatterjee’s Naktala residence during the ED raid last Friday.

ED officials also produced several important pieces of evidence seized from the Diamond City South apartment of Mukherjee.
Among the documents cited were bunches of documents related to intimation letters to candidates; letters of recommendation from MLAs, bunches of papers related to transfers of candidates and admit cards of candidates, and copies of documents related to the revised TET result in 2012. And several deeds of conveyance in Mukherjee’s name were executed in 2015, 2017 and 2019.

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