Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Now Arpita’s luxury cars could yield next round of cash, says a report

The Enforcement Directorate is searching for four cars owned by Arpita Mukherjee, an actor linked to sacked Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee, searches at whose various flats in Kolkata have yielded a record ₹ 50 crore in cash – a record for the probe agency. 

As per the NDTV, the cars — an Audi A4, a Honda City, a Honda CRV, and a Mercedes Benz — are loaded with cash, sources in the agency said. 

Just one white-coloured Mercedes car was seized by the ED during Ms Mukherjee’s arrest, sources said.

The probe agency is scanning CCTV footage and conducting multiple raids to locate the vehicles.

Arpita Mukherjee, a 30-year-old model, actor and Instagrammer, owns several flats for which sale deeds have been found by the ED. The agency has arrested Mukherjee in connection with a school jobs scam. She is a close aide of Trinamool Congress leader Partha Chatterjee.

According to ED officials, Mukherjee owns two flats in Clubtown Heights, in Belgharia area of Kolkata. In the raid conducted at one of these flats on Thursday morning, ED seized nearly ₹ 30 crore in cash and five kilograms of gold ornaments. No recovery was made from the second flat, said the officials of the agency.

On Friday, the probe agency officials had recovered ₹ 21 crore in cash, gold bars worth ₹ 2 crore and a huge amount of foreign exchange from another flat owned by Mukherjee in the Diamond City condo in Kolkata’s Tollygunge.

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