The Enforcement Directorate (ED) probing the multi-crore teacher recruitment scam in West Bengal has come across as many as 50 banks accounts held individually or jointly by prime accused Partha Chatterjee and his close aide Arpita Mukherjee.
Enforcement Directorate (ED) sources said this has happened since Thursday evening when the central agency sleuths started questioning the two together by placing them face to face.
ED sources said that a total of 22 such high-end mobile phones were seized from the two residences of Mukherjee.
Partha Chatterjee was arrested in connection with the multi-crore West Bengal School Service Commission (WBSSC) by the Enforcement Directorate on July 23. About 50 crore in cash and a huge amount of gold was recovered from his aide Arpita Mukherjee's flats.
ED sources said that now they are trying to track the two-way money trail in these bank accounts, the first being the source from where such huge amounts were transferred to these accounts and the second being the channels where such funds were transferred in due course.
Partha Chatterjee now claims that the party earned money by selling jobs in other departments as well. People allegedly got railway jobs by paying money.
"Was Partha unsuccessful. Nation wants to know?" Mitra's post read.
The central agency sleuths recovered huge treasures for the first time on July 22 from the Tollygunge residence.
The registered address of the third company Echhay Entertainment Private Limited, whose registered address is 95, Rajdanga Main Road, LP-107/439/78, Kolkata - West Bengal 700107 as per the records of the Registrar of Companies (ROC) under the Union ministry of corporate affairs.
Also, Trinamool Congress's daily party mouth piece in Bengali, Jago Bangla (Wake up Bengal) has stopped referring to Partha Chatterjee as the state minister or the party secretary general, since the time he had been arrested by ED.
As the day passed on, ED sleuths got information about Chatterjee's close aide, Arpita Mukherjee and started conducting search operations at the latter's flat in the posh Diamond City Complex in Tollygunge in south Kolkata.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials have recovered two diaries including a black one from the house of Arpita Mukherjee, the close aide of the then West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee who was recently arrested in connection with the alleged West Bengal School Service Commission (WBSSC) recruitment scam.
West Bengal Minister and former Education Minister Partha Chatterjee, who was arrested in connection with the alleged multi- crore teacher recruitment scam in the West Bengal School Service Commission (WBSSC),has been shifted to Kolkata.
The ED is "keeping a close eye" on some people of Odisha and Tamil Nadu and may soon grill them, the agency official explained.
Chatterjee, who has several health issues, was admitted to the ICCU of the state-run SSKM Hospital hours after the senior minister was remanded to two-day ED custody by a city court.
ED sources said that the name of Das came up from the statements made in the face of interrogation by Mukherjee.
Mukherjee's arrest from her residence in South Kolkata was officially announced by the ED at 5.14 p.m. on Saturday, about seven hours after the probe agency nabbed Chatterjee.
The court also directed ED to present Chatterjee at a special PMLA court at the end of his remand period.
Crisis seems to be deepening for state minister and Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee as the party leadership seems to be distancing itself from the issue of his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials on Saturday
The ED officials reached the residence of Chatterjee, who is currently the state Commerce and Industries Minister, at Naktala in south Kolkata at around 9 am on Friday and his questioning was going on till the filing of this report.