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Threat to Arpita Mukherjee’s life, says counsel; Partha, close aide sent to judicial custody till Aug 18

Prime News, National, Corruption, Politics, New Delhi, August 5:- Arrested Arpita Mukherjee, a close aide of former Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee, counsel informed a Kolkata court that there is a threat to her life and requested for division 1 prisoner category for her client.

The counsel also demanded that her client’s food and water should be tested in the jail before being served to her.

The Enforcement Directorate advocate also supported that there’s a threat to her security as more than 4 prisoners can’t be kept.

The court sent Partha Chatterjee and Arpita Mukherjee to judicial custody till August 18.

The decision came after ED prayed for 14 days’ judicial remand of both — former Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee and his associate Arpita Mukherjee — before a special PMLA court in connection with its probe into the money trail in the School Service Commission appointments scam.

The ED counsel also prayed for the court’s permission to interrogate the two accused in the correctional home over new revelations in the case.

The Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) special court judge, Jibon Kumar Sadhu reserved his order after hearing all the parties in the case.

Chatterjee and Mukherjee have been in ED remand since their arrest on July 23 in connection with the agency’s investigation into the alleged money trail involved in illegal appointments of teaching and non-teaching staff in West Bengal government-sponsored and aided schools. (MR, Inputs: Agencies)

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