Bengal Minister Arrested Day After Rs 20 Crore Cash Found At Aide's Home

"Under Garb Of Illness": Court Says Move Arrested Bengal Minister To AIIMS

The Calcutta High Court stated that Partha Chatterjee (Bengal minister) should be transported by air ambulance to Odisha’s Bhubaneswar All-India Institute of Medical Sciences tomorrow in connection with school job scam. Judge also noted that Mr Chatterjee’s “immensive power” and “highly-placed position as senior cabinet minister will make it easy for him to “evade interrogation.”

Enforcement Directorate took Partha Chatterjee into custody on Saturday. The case involved money laundering in relation to the teacher-recruitment scam.  His aide Arpita Mokherjee was also arrested in the arrest.

Chatterjee was remanded to ED custody for a period of two days. Later his lawyers stated that Chatterjee was in a coma. Sources said that the 69-year old, who suffers from several health problems, complained of feeling unwell.

The Enforcement Directorate took Chatterjee before the SSKM Hospital to receive his admission to the ICCU. In high court, the agency challenged Chatterjee’s order.

Justice Bibek Chaudhuri stated today that “Under such circumstances and considering the fact the accused is the top-most minister in West Bengal and has immense power and position it wouldn’t be difficult for him with the help of other political executives, to hide under the cover of serious illness or medical treatment to avoid interrogation.” The Lady Justice would be cursed by the tears and sacrifices of thousands upon thousands of candidates, whose futures were sacrificed for the sake of money.