The Enforcement Directorate stated on Friday that it has recovered about Rs 20 crore from Arpita Mukherjee, an affiliate of West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee, allegedly in reference to the 2018 School Service Commission recruitment rip-off, PTI reported.
Chatterjee was the schooling minister in 2018.
The Enforcement Directorate inquiry was based mostly on a primary data report filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation. On June 15, the Calcutta High Court had requested the investigation company to inquire into alleged irregularities in the recruitment of Group ‘C’ and Group ‘D’ workers, assistant lecturers of Class IX to Class XII and first lecturers, India Today reported.
“The said amount is suspected to be proceeds of crime of the SSC Scam,” the Enforcement Directorate stated on Friday, The Indian Express reported. “The search team is taking the assistance of bank officials for the counting of cash through cash counting machines. A total of more than 20 mobile phones have also been recovered from the premises of Ms. Arpita Mukherjee, the purpose and use of which is being ascertained.”
The company additionally stated that various incriminating paperwork, information, particulars of doubtful firms, digital units, overseas foreign money and gold had been recovered from the premises of the individuals linked to the alleged rip-off.