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    WBSSC scam: Land at Santiniketan purchased jointly by Partha, Arpita in 2012

    Pankaj Sharma
    July30/ 2022

    KOLKATA: THE CLOSE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN ARPITA MUKHERJEE AND PARTHA CHATTERJEE STARTED MUCH BEFORE THE LATTER BECAME WEST BENGAL EDUCATION MINISTER AS IS EVIDENT FROM A LAND PURCHASE DEED AT BOLPUR-SANTINIKETAN IN BIRBHUM DISTRICT, FAMOUS FOR GURUDEV RABINDRANATH TAGORE-FOUNDED VISVA BHARATI UNIVERSITY. Enforcement Directorate (ED) sleuths, probing the multi-crore West Bengal Service Commission (WBSSC) recruitment scam, have accessed documents of a luxurious mansion in the name of Mukherjee at Fuldanga area in Bolpur-Santiniketan. The name of the mansion is “APA” – deemed to be derived from the first letter of her name and first two letters of his name.Residents of Fuldanga area have also confirmed that they have seen Chatterjee and Mukherjee coming together to ‘APA’ several times. ED sources said that although currently the mansion is registered in the name of Mukherjee, past records of the land on which the mansion is constructed shows the association of Chatterjee with it. As per records of the West Bengal Land and Land Reforms, and Refugee, Relief and Rehabilitation department, the land, of around seven kathas on which the mansion is constructed, was purchased in 2012 jointly by Mukherjee and Chatterjee from a Kolkata- based Bengali family at a price of Rs 20 lakh. However, after the construction of the mansion, its mutation was done in 2020 and that certificate was issued only in the name of Mukherjee. From the timeline, it is clear that their association was much before Chatterjee became Education Minister. In 2012, or a year after the Trinamool Congress came to power ousting the 34-year-old Left Front government, Chatterjee was the state Commerce and Industries and Parliamentary Affairs minister. He became Education Minister ...

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