School jobs scam west bengal (News): Partha Chatterjee, Arpita Mukherjee sent to ED custody till August 3

School jobs scam west bengal (News):


NEW DELHI:
On Monday, a special court in Kolkata gave the Enforcement Directorate (ED) 10 days to hold former West Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee and his close aide Arpita Mukherjee, who were arrested as part of the ED’s investigation into the school jobs scam.
It also said that people should get medical checks every 48 hours. Officials said that Chatterjee will be taken to the ED office at CGO Complex in Salt Lake City on Tuesday morning.

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The ED had asked for Chatterjee to be locked up for 14 days, saying that AIIMS, Bhubaneswar said in a report after examining the minister on a Calcutta High Court order that his health doesn’t need any active help.

Special ED Court judge Jibon Kumar Sadhu at Bank shall court here denied the minister’s request for bail and gave the minister and Mukherjee to the ED until August 3. In an order that came around 11 p.m., the court said that the two people who had been arrested on July 22 should come back to court on August 3.

The ED asked for Chatterjee to be locked up for 14 days, saying that he had been in the state-run SSKM Hospital faking illness and that the agency had not been able to question him during the two-day remand he was given on Saturday.
The agency also asked that Mukherjee be held in jail for 13 days.

The ED showed the court a report on Partha Chatterjee’s health from AIIMS Bhubaneswar, which said that he is healthy and stable. “Medical reports aren’t bad in any way. He used his power to stay in a hospital run by the government. He is healthy and can be arrested “ED said, citing a report from AIIMS.

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As ordered by the Calcutta high court, the ED flew Partha Chatterjee to Bhubaneswar in an air ambulance earlier today. On July 24, the court told the ED, which had arrested Chatterjee as part of its investigation into the alleged scam, to take him by air ambulance to AIIMS Bhubaneswar early on Monday.

Trinamool Congress, on the other hand, said it wanted the ED to look into the case against Partha Chatterjee “quickly and within a time limit.” It said that if the investigation took too long, the opposition would have time to make a “distorted campaign.”

The party also said that if any “court-accepted evidence” pointed the finger at Chatterjee, action would be taken right away. “Trinamool will not back anything bad,” said Kunal Ghosh, a spokesperson for the TMC.

 

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