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SSC Scam: Arpita Mukherjee’s Mother Distances Herself From Partha, Declaring Her Daughter’s Innocence

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Saturday, Arpita Mukherjee’s mother shouted “not guilty” despite the fact that over Rs 50 crore worth of cash was recovered from the model-apartment actor’s in two separate operations. Mukherjee’s mother stated that her daughter had done nothing to amass the cash found in two of her Kolkata-based apartments and that she had “fallen victim to a scheme of which she was unaware.”

“My daughter has been victimized,” Arpita Mukherjee’s mother claims.
From July 27 until the early hours of July 28, ED agents seized Rs 27.90 crore and 6 kilograms of gold from Mukherjee’s Belgharia house on the northern outskirts of Kolkata. Prior to this, during the 22nd and early morning of the 23rd of July, the agency recovered 20 crore from Mukherjee’s Diamond City home in Tollygunge, South Kolkata, in Indian and international cash, as well as 2 kg of gold jewellery.

Mukherjee’s home was one of 13 places seized by the agency in relation to the illegal recruitment of non-teaching personnel (Group C & D), teaching staff [Assistant teachers (Class IX-XIX), and primary school teachers.

The mother of Arpita Mukherjee also rejected rumors that the model-actor was a former minister’s assistant. She stated, “I’ve never met Partha Chatterjee; he’s only been here once to attend an event.”

Arpita Mukherjee
Arpita Mukherjee

Arpita Mukherjee reveals the identities of individuals associated with the recruitment scam.
The arrests of Chatterjee and Mukherjee on July 23 were based on the conclusion that the recovered documents and cash stashes prove their involvement in the fraud. Following the arrest, Chatterjee was sent to ED custody for two days, while Mukherjee was placed in jail for one day. On the day when the custody was to expire, i.e. July 25, the court prolonged it until August 3.

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Republic learned that during subsequent questioning, Mukherjee said that Chatterjee was the “sole one” with access to her flats, from which cash was discovered. The model-actor said that no one, including herself, had access to the apartment without the authorization of the dismissed minister.

Also, according to sources, Mukherjee, in addition to Chatterjee, has revealed the names of fourteen individuals implicated in the fraud. Under the direction of the High Court of Calcutta, a probe into the recruitment scam was initiated. The ED is conducting an investigation under the 2002 Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

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