Mukherjee lived in one other flat on the primary ground. Earlier than she was arrested by ED for a money haul of over Rs 21 crore in her flat per week in the past, she would go to the upper-floor kennel day by day and take the canines out for a stroll.
The canines haven’t been noticed outdoors the flat since her arrest. Neighbors stated the 2 employed fingers caring for her pets have been seen getting into the flat a couple of occasions. Nobody is bound what number of pedigree canines are there within the residence. The quantity varies between 9 and 5.
An NGO, Voice For the Unvoiced, that works with animals claimed they’d approached the ED handy over the canines after the arrest of Chatterjee and Mukherjee. “They assured us they may get in contact, however nothing has been finished thus far,” stated its president Abhijit Mukherjee.
“We have been as soon as advised the canines have been Partha Chatterjee’s pets. No matter be it, Mukherjee beloved the canines and took them out day by day for a stroll. We have no idea if she owned all of them,” stated a resident of Tower 3 at Diamond Metropolis South.
Mukherjee’s chauffeur for the previous seven months, Pranab Bhattacharya, stated “madam” owned three flats on the advanced, of which the one on the 18th ground was for the canines.
Former minister Chatterjee had extra pet canines at one other flat in one other housing advanced close to his Naktala house. The pets was introduced typically in a automobile to his residence. However these canines have been shifted to an unknown location inside hours of Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay referring to his “flat for canines in Naktala” whereas listening to one of many instances within the Bengal faculty jobs rip-off.
Mukherjee’s chauffer stated “madam” used 4 automobiles that remained parked at her Diamond Metropolis South storage. They embody a Mercedes Benz, a Mini Cooper, a Honda Metropolis and a Mahindra Alturas.
An ED crew on Saturday visited the Diamond Metropolis South housing advanced and spoke with the guards and checked CCTV footage following allegations that Mukherjee’s automobiles had gone lacking from the storage. ED can also be engaged on two GST numbers with 5 completely different addresses that may present insights into her enterprise offers
(Inputs by Rohit Khanna)