Partha Chatterjee had booked two new luxurious vehicles for aide Arpita earlier than arrest

Of their seek for Arpita Mukherjee’s lacking high-end vehicles, ED officers have discovered that Partha Chatterjee allegedly booked two extra automobiles for her and made advance funds for them.

Sacked West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee with aide Arpita Mukherjee (India Right this moment picture)

Enforcement Directorate officers have learnt that sacked Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee used to take his shut affiliate Arpita Mukherjee on joyrides within the high-end vehicles that are actually lacking from the car parking zone of the latter’s south Kolkata flat, a PTI report stated.

“There have been two vehicles — a Mercedes and a Mini Cooper — belonging to Mukherjee. These automobiles had been utilized by the minister and his aide Mukherjee for joyrides. Inside these two automobiles, she used to have events,” an ED official informed PTI.

In accordance with the report, considered one of these vehicles was gifted to Arpita Mukherjee by Chatterjee. It’s also believed that the TMC chief helped her in shopping for the opposite automobiles as effectively.

ED sleuths have additionally discovered that Chatterjee allegedly booked two extra luxurious automobiles for Arpita and made advance funds for them. These transactions had been carried out via two shell firms, an company official alleged.

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“These two automobiles had been booked for 2 shell firms and advance funds have been made. However earlier than they had been delivered, the duo was arrested,” he stated.

The ED is looking for the 4 luxurious and mid-range vehicles that vanished from Arpita Mukherjee’s residence in Kolkata’s Diamond Metropolis complicated shortly after her arrest within the West Bengal trainer recruitment rip-off.

The ED additionally arrested Chatterjee, who was the schooling minister when the irregularities occurred. The central company is probing the cash path within the rip-off and has recovered about Rs 50 crore in money, in addition to gold and international forex from two flats owned by Arpita Mukherjee.

Within the wake of the scandal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee relieved Chatterjee of his portfolios, together with the necessary departments of commerce and business on Thursday. He was additionally suspended from the Trinamool Congress and faraway from all occasion posts.

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