Arpita, arrested in teacher appointment corruption case, wants to become a government witness
Kolkata, 21st September (H.S.). Arpita Mukherjee, the female friend of former education minister Partha Chatterjee, arrested in connection with the corruption in the appointment of teachers through the School Service Commission (SSC), wants to become a government witness. The Enforcement Directorate (ED), the central agency that arrested both, has given this information. This information has been given in the chargesheet given by the investigating agency in the special CBI court of Alipore.
During interrogation, Arpita has requested the ED officials to become a government witness. It is believed that this will increase the difficulties of Parth. Along with this, other big leaders of the ruling Trinamool Congress can also get into trouble.
In fact, Rs 50 crore in cash, 4.5 crore jewelery and foreign currency of more than seven countries have been recovered from Arpita’s flat. Arpita has told in the interrogation that she had no knowledge about all these cash jewelery and foreign currency. When Partha Chatterjee and his men used to bring money, he was not even allowed to enter that room. After keeping the money, the lock in it used to be locked and its key also allegedly did not remain with Arpita. Arpita has agreed to give a statement as a government witness about the people who used to come, whose money belongs to whom is it related to corruption, what has to do with teacher appointment corruption. This will reduce his punishment on the one hand and on the other hand the legal screws against those involved in corruption are going to get stronger.