Arpita Mukherjee’s two apartments were raided by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) as part of the teacher recruitment fraud case. Along with gold, dollars, and other documents recovered during the raids, a sizable amount of cash worth Rs. 51 crores was also recovered. Arpita Mukherjee, an actress, and model working in the Bengali and Oriya film industries are now being held by the ED. She is thought to have told the detectives that Partha Chatterjee had turned her apartments into a little bank. Conversely, Trinamool Congress has already withdrawn its support for the retrieved money.
ED recovered in the initial raid:
- Money notes worth Rs. 21 crore
- Gold valued at over Rs. 70 lakh
- Money over Rs. 50 lakh in dollars
- 20 mobile phones
The ED retrieved items during the second raid on Wednesday.
- ₹28 crore
- 2.5 kg of gold bars
17 things were discovered at Partha Chatterjee’s home.
The two had been acquainted for at least ten years, according to a 2012 deed that is at least 44 pages long. A hard drive, a cell phone, documents pertaining to the hiring (of Group D workers in schools) and promotion of posts, candidate’s admit card
There were additional wardrobes and a box in the bathroom, along with a store of notes.
Arpita Mukherjee has been the subject of four searches by the ED in relation to the West Bengal teacher recruitment scandal. Cash was concealed not just in the rooms but also in the bathrooms, closets, and chests. The amount of cash, gold, dollars and other valuables discovered so far exceeds Rs. 51 crores. The ED suspects that this scam may be worth more than 100 crores.
After asking about Arpita Mukherjee’s apartment in Belgharia, where she is supposedly collaborating, ED authorities learned more. Beginning around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, cash counting continued until 4 a.m. on Thursday. Large equipment was brought in to count the notes, and the vehicles were filled with cash the following morning.