Mamata’s name, mobile number found in Partha Chatterjee’s arrest memo

The Trinamool Congress leadership may have distanced itself from party leader Partha Chatterjee, who was arrested by the Directorate of Law Enforcement (ED) on Saturday in connection with the recruitment scam of multi-crore teachers, but for Chatterjee, Trinamool supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee continues to be the only and final source of solace, as evidenced by his arrest note.

ED sources said that when arresting someone, agency detectives follow a procedure of issuing an arrest note.

This procedure consists of asking the person to arrest the name and telephone number of a person they may wish to contact while in police custody. The name and contact details of this person are mentioned in the arrest report.

In this case, Chatterjee, who is the state minister for trade and industry as well as the party’s general secretary, mentioned Mamata Banerjee’s name and mobile number, which were later added to the memo. arrest.

In fact, as he was taken for a medical check by ER detectives on Saturday afternoon, Chatterjee said: “I don’t know where they are taking me. I tried, but I couldn’t. haven’t been able to contact my paramount chief Mamata Banerjee yet.”

However, the fact that the comment was not well received by Trinamool leaders became evident later on Saturday when four senior party leaders called a press conference and announced that the responsibility for the whole development lay with to Chatterjee, not to the party.

At the presser, State Transport Minister and Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim expressed doubts over Chatterjee’s claim to have tried to contact Mamata Banerjee, saying, “As soon as an arrest is made , the phone is usually seized by agency detectives. Chatterjee is trying to contact the Chief Minister?”

The party leadership also made it clear that it would not hesitate to take disciplinary action against Chatterjee if he is found guilty following the investigation.



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