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Updated At: Sep 20, 2022 11:00 AM (IST)
Former Education Minister of West Bengal Partha Chatterjee. File photo
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 19
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) issued a provisional attachment order under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) to seize assets worth over Rs 46 crore owned by former Education Minister of West Bengal Partha Chatterjee and his aide Arpita Mukherjee in connection with the alleged teacher recruitment scam.
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The ED claimed the attached assets included 40 properties such as a farmhouse, several flats and prime land in Kolkata worth Rs 40.33 crore registered in the name of shell companies and people acting as “proxies” for Chatterjee, along with Rs 7.89 crore of deposits in 35 bank accounts.
The federal agency is interrogating Chatterjee in connection with the alleged scam while Mukherjee is lodged in jail.
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