His lawyer said Partha Chatterjee isn’t connected with Rs 50 crore found at Arpita Mukherjee’s two houses. He said that Chatterjee not cooperating in the probe cannot be the ground for denial of bail. “If someone is not involved, then how can he accept it?” he was quoted by India Today as saying.
“He is not an influential person anymore and is also willing to consider giving up his MLAship,” Chatterjee’s lawyer added, per the India Today report.
The PMLA court has reserved its order on his bail.
On Friday, ED said the food and water being given to Mukherjee must be checked beforehand as there is a threat to her life. ED’s lawyer cited intelligence inputs. It claimed Partha Chatterjee and Arpita Mukherjee were in a professional partnership and had formed a company.
Both Chatterjee and Mukherjee have been in ED’s custody since July 23, when Rs 21 crore in cash were allegedly recovered from the latter’s house. The agency found 29 crores in Mukherjee’s other flat later. They also found gold and other expensive items, worth crores, in her two Kolkata flats.
Originally published at www.dnaindia.com