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Judicial custody of Partha Chatterjee extended till Feb 7 in teachers' scam

Judicial custody of Partha Chatterjee extended till Feb 7 in teachers scam

Kolkata: Partha Chatterjee, a former West Bengal education minister and secretary general of the Trinamool Congress, had his judicial custody extended by a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court in Kolkata on Saturday until February 7. This was in relation to the state's multi-crore teacher recruitment scam.

The same extension was mandated for Arpita Mukherjee, a close friend and co-accused of his.

Surprisingly neither of them, appearing for the hearing virtually, appealed for bail, but just sought better treatment facilities in judicial custody.

Chatterjee's counsel Sukanya Bhattacharya informed the court that his client is not getting adequate medical attention and that adequate arrangements on this count should be made.

Chatterjee himself informed the court that his current health conditions are unstable. "There are no treatment facilities in the prison. I need proper medical attention, tests and medicines. But no such arrangement is there at the correctional home. I am suffering. Please do something," Chatterjee was heard telling the judge.

On the other hand, Mukherjee said that despite appealing to the correctional home authorities, she is not receiving adequate medical attention.

"I am not getting the proper medicines as per requirement. I am feeling extremely uncomfortable at the ward allotted to me," she said.

With inputs from IANS

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