SSC scam: Kolkata court sends Partha Chatterjee, Arpita Mukherjee to 14-day judicial custody
Kolkata/UNI: A Kolkata court on Friday remanded former West Bengal Minister Partha Chatterjee and his alleged aide Arpita Mukherjee, arrested in connection with the School Service Commission appointment scam and minting money, to 14-day judicial custody till Aug 18.
The judge of the Bankshall Court directed that Chatterjee would remain in Presidency Jail, while Arpita would be in Alipore Jail.
Earlier, the ED prayed for their 14 days' judicial remand.
The duo since their arrest on July 23 had been under Enforcement Directorate custody.
Earlier, a city court on Wednesday granted fresh two days of Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody for Partha Chatterjee and his alleged aide Arpita Mukherjee, arrested in connection with the state school service commission's alleged illegal recruitment of teaching and non-teaching staff and minting money, the court sources said.
The judge of the Bankshall Court in its order had directed that the duo would be produced before the court on Aug 5 and until then they would remain under ED custody.
The Enforcement Directorate probing the money trails in the alleged SSC scam found new evidence of unaccounted moveable and immovable property after they raided some houses at Santiniketan in Birbhum district on Wednesday, official sources said.
The ED had searched three bungalows at Santiniketan and from one of them, the sleuths recovered new bank documents in the name of Mukherjee.
They said the ED allegedly uncovered a company in the name of Apa Utility Services in which both Chatterjee and Mukherjee have a 50 per cent share.