- Partha Chatterjee's "ill-health" bid to revert the Enforcement Directorate's investigation fell flat
- AIIMS Bhubaneshwar doc said he has no serious illness. He was shifted there Monday morning
- He will be released today. We have sent the finding reports to Calcutta High Court, AIIMS offl said
Partha Chatterjee's case updates: Arrested Trinamool Minister Partha Chatterjee on Monday faced a fresh setback as his "ill-health" bid to revert the Enforcement Directorate's investigation fell flat. The Bengal cabinet minister was shifted to AIIMS Bhubaneshwar earlier this morning, where the doctors said that he has 'no serious illness'.
"We have examined him, and he has no serious illness to be admitted to the hospital," said Director, AIIMS Bhubaneswar. "He will be released today. We have sent the finding reports to Calcutta High Court".
In the morning, Chatterjee was taken to Bhubaneswar in an air ambulance. Chatterjee, who is currently the industries and parliamentary affairs minister of the Mamata Banerjee government, was remanded to ED custody till Monday by a lower court in Kolkata.
He was the education minister when the alleged teacher recruitment scam took place at West Bengal government-run and-aided schools. The Calcutta HC directed that the minister, be produced before a special ED court in Kolkata through virtual mode at 4 PM on Monday.
Bengal SSC scam: Case so far
ED personnel had on July 22 carried out raids at various places in West Bengal as part of their probe into the money trail involved in a teacher recruitment scam at government-sponsored and -aided schools.
Crores of rupees in cash along with other items were allegedly recovered from the residence of a woman, who apparently happens to be a close associate of Chatterjee, the industries minister who earlier held the education portfolio, according to sources.
The Calcutta High Court has directed the CBI to inquire into recommendations by the state's School Service Commission (SSC) vide which alleged illegal appointments were given by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education in government-run and -aided schools.
The ED is tracking the money trail.