Bengal SSC Scam: Bank and FDs of Manik Bhattacharya and his family attached by ED

Debjit Mukherjee, Kolkata: Bank and fixed deposits worth Rs 7.93 crore of TMC MLA Manik Bhattacharya and his family have been attached under the anti-money laundering law in connection with the West Bengal ‘teachers recruitment scam’, the ED said on Thursday.

“Sixty-one bank accounts were kept in the name of friends and relatives of Manik Bhattacharya who were induced by him and his family members to open the same to avoid detection by law enforcement authorities” the ED said in a statement.

“One such account used for money laundering activities was found existing in the name of Satarupa Bhattacharya, wife of Manik Bhattacharya, and late Mrityunjay Chatterjee who had passed away in 2016” it said.