Partha Chatterjee’s aide Arpita, who had Rs 20 crore in cash at home, arrested

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Arpita Mukherjee, a close aide of TMC minister Partha Chatterjee, was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on Saturday.

West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee and Arpita Mukherjee have been arrested in connection with the SSC scam.

Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee’s close aide Arpita Mukherjee has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate, a day after Rs 20 crore in cash was recovered from her Kolkata residence. Earlier this morning, TMC leader Partha Chatterjee was arrested by the financial probe agency in connection with the case. He was later produced before a court.

This morning, ED officials, armed with cash counting machines, reached Arpita Mukherjee’s Kolkata residence. In the afternoon, a truck arrived with boxes from the RBI to take away the massive pile of cash – all in 500 and 2,000 denominations. The mountain of cash recovered from Arpita Mukherjee’s residence is suspected to be the proceeds of crime of the SSC scam being probed by the ED.

The Enforcement Directorate carried out searches at several locations linked to the West Bengal School Service Commission and West Bengal Primary Education Board recruitment scams.

WHO IS ARPITA MUKHERJEE?

Arpita Mukherjee, whom the ED has described as a “close associate” of Partha Chatterjee, is an actor who had done minor roles in a few Bengali, Odia and Tamil films. Her Facebook bio reads, “A multi-talented versatile actor, having worked in several films in Tollywood.”

She acted in Bengali movies alongside Bengali superstars Prosenjit Chatterjee (2009 film ‘Mama Bhagne’) and Jeet (2008 film ‘Partner’).

She was also the face of promotional campaigns for Partha Chatterjee’s Durga Puja committee called the Naktala Udayan Sangha in 2019 and 2020. Partha Chatterjee’s committee is one of the biggest Durga Puja committees in Kolkata.

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