The Enforcement Directorate (ED) recovered a large sum of cash from the residential premises of one Arpita Mukherjee on Friday, July 22 in connection with an alleged teacher recruitment scam known to be SSC Scam, a tweet from ANI reported.
ED is carrying out search operations at various premises linked to recruitment scam in the West Bengal School Service Commission and West Bengal Primary Education Board. pic.twitter.com/oM4Bc0XTMB
— ANI (@ANI) July 22, 2022
The sum recovered is reported to be around Rs. 20 crore. Arpita is said to be a close associate of former Education Minister in West Bengal cabinet, Partha Chatterjee.
“The said amount is suspected to be proceeds of crime of the said SSC scam,” read the statement from the ED on Friday. The cash recovered is such large that the raiding team is taking help of the bank officials and currency counting machine to count the recovered cash.
The statement by ED indicates that more than 20 mobile phones were also recovered from Arpita’s residential premises. However, the central agency is ascertained of the purpose and use of the such a large number of mobile phones.
As per media reports, the ED raided Minister of State (MoS) for Education Paresh C Adhikary, Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from West Bengal’s Palashipara constituency, Dr. Manik Bhattacharya, belonging to Trinamool Congress (TMC), and some other too.
Saturday, July 23; 5:57pm: The ED carries the large trove of cash recovered in the raid at Arpita Mukherjee’s residence in the large metallic boxes in a truck.
#WATCH | West Bengal: A truck carrying boxes reaches the residence of Arpita Mukherjee, a close aide of WB cabinet minister and former Education Minister Partha Chatterjee
ED recovered huge cash amounting to approximately Rs 20 crores from her residence yesterday. pic.twitter.com/KajHZRGTS9
— ANI (@ANI) July 23, 2022