Arpita Mukherjee’s advocate, whereas claiming a risk to her life, pleaded earlier than the courtroom to get her Division 1 prisoner class.
Former West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee’s shut aide Arpita Mukherjee’s life is underneath risk and her meals and water have to be examined first after which must be given,” mentioned the Enforcement Directorate (ED) advised the Particular PMLA courtroom on Friday.
Mukherjee’s advocate, whereas claiming a risk to her life, pleaded earlier than the courtroom to get her Division 1 prisoner class. ED advocate Phiroz Edulzi agreed with the argument of Mukherjee’s lawyer of life risk and mentioned she shouldn’t be saved with greater than 4 prisoners basically.
Particular PMLA courtroom choose Jibon Kumar Sadhu granted 14 days’ judicial remand of Chatterjee and Mukherjee on a prayer by the ED. The courtroom rejected a bail prayer of the previous minister and directed that each the accused be produced on August 18 when the matter shall be heard once more.
Chatterjee’s advocate had pleaded for bail citing that he is not going to be dangerous. “As he isn’t a political particular person now he can go away the MLA submit if required,” the lawyer mentioned.
“Nobody has come out and mentioned that he had requested for bribe, neither within the CBI case nor in ED. Can they present any witness that he has requested for a bribe? Partha Chatterjee isn’t linked with the crime and the allegations levelled by the CBI will not be applicable,” argued Partha’s lawyer.
“Within the ED case on July 22, when his home was raided nothing has been recovered. Should you attempt to ask a person who isn’t concerned within the crime, he’ll clearly be non-cooperative,” he added.
Chatterjee and Mukherjee have been in ED’s remand since their arrest on July 23 in reference to its probe into the cash path in unlawful recruitments completed by the College Service Fee (SSC) for West Bengal government-sponsored and aided faculties.
The ED has claimed that it recovered ₹49.80 crore in money, jewelry and gold bars from residences owned by Mukherjee, in addition to paperwork of properties and an organization in joint holding.
The duo is going through fees underneath the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act (PMLA).
(With inputs from businesses)
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