Bengal heavyweight minister arrested in SSC scam

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Kolkata, July 23 : Senior West Bengal minister and Trinamool Congress heavyweight Partha

Chatterjee was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday from his South Kolkata

residence over his alleged link to the SSC scam.

The arrest followed a marathon 27-hour raid at Chatterjee’s house in the Naktala area, during which the minister could not provide satisfactory reply to the posers, ED sources said.

The raids began on Friday morning at the house of the commerce and industry and parliamentary affairs minister as also those of his close associates and relatives in various parts of the state.

The ED on Friday night claimed to have recovered approximately Rs 20 crore in cash, suspected to be the “proceeds of the School Service Commission (SSC) scam”, from the residential premises of Arpita Mukherjee – said to be an aide of Chatterjee.

Finally, Chatterjee was arrested at around 10 AM on Saturday.


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