Bengal Teacher Recruitment Scam: The Calcutta High Court has directed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to take the arrested West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee to AIIMS Bhubaneswar tomorrow. The court was hearing the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) plea against the transfer of the arrested West Bengal minister to the government-run SSKM Hospital.
The court said that the accused will be taken by ambulance from SSKM Hospital to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata and will be accompanied by his lawyer and an SSKM doctor. The court has asked the AIIMS Bhubaneswar authorities to conduct a medical examination of the accused by a team of specialist doctors in cardiology, nephrology, respiratory medicine and endocrinology.
ED challenged the order of the lower court
The ED had on Sunday moved the High Court challenging the trial court’s order to send Chatterjee to the government-run SSKM Hospital. The central agency challenged the Bankshall court’s order directing Chatterjee to be taken to the government-run SSKM Hospital. The trial court had on Saturday sent Chatterjee to two-day ED custody. ED’s lawyers claimed that Chatterjee, a senior state minister, was an influential person and therefore should not be kept in a government hospital. On the other hand, Chatterjee’s lawyers opposed this and said that he is being treated properly at SSKM Hospital.
ED arrested Partha Chatterjee on Saturday
The ED suggested that Chatterjee may be treated at AIIMS Bhubaneswar, which has a very good healthcare infrastructure. The ED has arrested West Bengal’s alleged teacher recruitment scam Partha Chatterjee was arrested on Saturday after interrogation of more than 20 hours. After this, he was admitted to the hospital in the evening due to complaints of uneasiness. Partha Chatterjee is currently the Minister of Industry and Commerce. He had the education department with him when the alleged scam happened.
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