Partha Chatterjee and his close friend should be punished “severely,” according to West Bengal’s Leader of the Opposition (LoP) Suvendu Adhikari, in reaction to their prolonged judicial incarceration.
Mr. Adhikari said to ANI that Partha Chatterjee accepted a bribe of 800-1000 crore under the sway of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in a covert assault against her.
“These individuals ought to get harsh punishment. A special trial should be held because Partha Chatterjee, who was swayed by Mamata Banerjee, accepted a bribe of between $800 and $1 billion and crushed the hopes of jobless young “said he.
“The fact that the underprivileged lack housing while politicians buy flats to conceal their illegal wealth is disgraceful. The law should be followed while punishing the corrupt people “He went on to explain.
Mr. Adhikari said that whether or not everyone knows who “Gaddar” is, Ms. Banerjee’s use of the nickname “Gaddar” for him is OK. However, she should first reflect on herself.
“People are aware of who is and is not a “Gaddar” based on the results of the Nandigram election. This has already been addressed, so I won’t go into much into “Added he.
In connection with the School Service Commission (SSC) recruitment fraud case, a special court in Kolkata on Wednesday prolonged the judicial custody of former West Bengal Minister Partha Chatterjee and his close friend, Arpita Mukherjee, till September 14.
A court in Kolkata that oversees the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) had prolonged the due judicial detention until August 31.
The Enforcement Directorate detained Partha Chatterjee and Arpita Mukherjee last month concerning the recruiting fraud.
The ED reportedly conducted raids at multiple locations in connection with the scheme.
In conjunction with its investigations into the fraud, the investigation agency found cash worth around 50 crore rupees, foreign money, jewelry, and gold-plated biscuits.
From 2014 until 2021, Ms. Chatterjee served as West Bengal’s Trinamool Congress government’s minister of education.
He was fired as a minister and suspended from the Trinamool Congress after Ms. Chatterjee’s detention.