PMLA Special Court Rejects Former West Bengal Minister Partha Chatterjee’s Bail Plea


The Court rejects Partha Chatterjee’s Bail Plea on Wednesday.

 The ED retrieved  ₹ 49.80 crores in cash, jewelry, and gold bars from flats under the name of Arpita Mukherjee and property certificates and a company in joint holdings.

Partha Chatterjee and Arpita Mukherjee were arrested by ED on the 23rd of July linked to ED’s probe into the money trail in illegal posts of the teaching as well as non-teaching staff in West Bengal’s government/aided schools 

The PMLA special court not only rejected the arrested Former Bengal Minister’s bail plea but also extended his incarceration in judicial custody for 14 more days. 

Judge Jibon Kumar Sandhu ordered the extension of Partha Chatterjee’s remand on the invocation by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) which is probing the purported money string in the School Service Commission appointment fraud. 

The court found that the case had not proceeded and was still at its initial stages. 

Judge Jibon Kumar Sandhu has granted permission to the ED to investigate and interrogate the two accused in their respective correction cells and to record their statements. 

Arpita Mukherjee however did not put up any bail plea before the PMLA special court.

The court was run on an online platform and they are asked to be produced on September 14th.