When reporters questioned Chatterjee about the scam as he was being taken to Joka’s ESI Hospital for investigation, Chatterjee replied, “The money (recovery) is not mine.”
Further, when he was asked if there was any conspiracy against him, he replied, ‘It will be known when the time comes.
Earlier on Friday, Chatterjee had claimed that he was the victim of a conspiracy and the Trinamool Congress’s move to suspend him had angered him. “This decision (of suspending me) may affect a fair investigation…” he said.
Regarding the move to remove Chatterjee, once considered close to the Chief Minister, from the ministry Mamata Banerjee“His (Banerjee’s) decision is correct,” he said.
Chatterjee, 69, was relieved of his duties as minister in charge of various departments and suspended TMC on Thursday. He was also removed from all party posts.
One of his close aide Arpita Mukherjee has also been arrested by the ED after the ED seized crores of cash from their residences in parts of the city.
The TMC leadership objected to his comments, saying that Chatterjee himself was responsible for his fate.
TMC state general secretary Kunal Ghosh had on Thursday said, “Why was he silent for the last few days after his arrest? He has every right to approach the court and prove his innocence. The party has nothing to do with the scam.” Is.”
The CBI, as directed by the Calcutta High Court, is probing alleged irregularities in recruitment of teachers in government-sponsored and aided schools along with Group-C and-D employees on the recommendations of the West Bengal School Service Commission.
The ED is probing the money trail involved in the scam.
(with inputs from PTI)