The Trinamool minister is being taken to the CGO premises in Salt Lake the place the ED workplace is positioned. He shall be produced in courtroom as we speak. Chatterjee’s arrest got here after a marathon interrogation of over 26 hours, which started on Friday morning.
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An ED official mentioned, “He was not cooperating with our officers who had been questioning him since Friday morning. He shall be produced in a courtroom later within the day.”
Arpita Mukherjee, an in depth aide of the minister, has additionally been taken into custody. The ED had recovered unaccounted money price Rs 20 crore from Mukherjee’s residence in south Kolkata a day earlier.
Chatterjee was the state schooling minister when the rip-off occurred and the ED is probing the cash laundering facet of these allegedly concerned in it.
The company on Friday performed simultaneous raids on the houses of former West Bengal College Service Fee (SSC) advisor Shanti Prasad Sinha, former West Bengal Board of Secondary Training chairman Kalyanmoy Ganguly and 9 others.
The CBI, directed by the Calcutta Excessive Court docket, is probing alleged irregularities in recruitment of Group-C and D workers in addition to academics in government-sponsored and aided faculties on the suggestions of the West Bengal College Service Fee. The ED is monitoring the cash path within the rip-off.