West Bengal Ex Minister sent to Judicial Custody in jobs scam case

Kolkata, 21 Sep: A special CBI court in Kolkata Wednesday rejected the bail plea of former West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee and remanded him and three others to judicial custody till October 5 in connection with its probe into the SSC recruitment scam.
The three others sent to judicial custody till the same date are former West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) president Kalyanmoy Ganguly, who was arrested by CBI on September 15, former secretary of West Bengal School Service Commission (SSC) Ashok Saha, and its former advisor S P Sinha.
The order was given by a CBI court a prayer by the central investigating agency.
The special court had on September 16 given CBI the custody of Chatterjee till Wednesday on a prayer by the agency for questioning him in connection with the case, which it is investigating on an order of the Calcutta High Court.
Chatterjee and his alleged close associate Arpita Mukherjee were arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), which is probing the reported money trail in the SSC recruitment scam and seized ? 49.80 crore in cash, apart from bullion, jewellery, and property deeds from the latter’s flats in the city, on July 23. (PTI)
The ED has alleged in a charge sheet submitted before a Prevention of Money Laundering Act court that the total worth of the seizures, including the cash, is over ? 100 crore.
The former minister is also on judicial remand in connection with the case. (PTI)