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The Enforcement Directorate has registered a money laundering case in TET (Teachers Eligibility Test) scam case in Maharashtra. The law enforcement agency had initiated an investigation into the Teachers Eligibility Test malpractice cases.

Earlier, Pune Police Commissioner Amitabh  Gupta had said that the Enforcement Directorate had sought documents in the TET scam case that was investigated by the cyber police and the economic offences wing.

The law enforcement agency had sought the documents of the TET scam and has now initiated an inquiry. A day after getting documents related to the case, the ED registered a money laundering case into the TET scam.

SSC SCAM IN BENGAL

Meanwhile in West Bengal, former education minister Partha Chatterjee and his aide, Arpita Mukherjee, were sent to 14 days in judicial custody by a special court in Kolkata in the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) scam case.

On a plea by the Enforcement Directorate, the Special PMLA court judge Jibon Kumar Sadhu granted 14 days' judicial remand of Partha Chatterjee and Arpita Mukherjee.

Both Parth Chatterjee and Arpita Mukherjee have been in ED's remand since their arrest on July 23. They were arrested in connection with a probe into the money trail in illegal recruitments done by the SSC for West Bengal government-sponsored and aided schools. Partha Chatterjee was an education minister when the alleged scam took place.

The arrests were made after the agency raided an apartment owned by Arpita Mukherjee and seized 49.80 crore in cash, jewellery and gold bars. Documents of properties and a company in joint holding were also recovered from the apartment.

Partha Chatterjee has been sacked from the West Bengal cabinet and suspended from the Trinamool Congress. Partha Chatterjee has, however, alleged that he was a "victim of a conspiracy". He said the money recovered during the ED raids does not belong to him.

During the interrogation, Arpita Mukherjee also claimed that the huge amount of cash and pieces of jewellery recovered from two of her flats "were not hers".

(With agency inputs)

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