In prison, Partha Chatterjee reads spiritual books

CALCULATED: Probably realizing that the days behind bars are inevitable and could be indefinite, former West Bengal heavyweight minister and Trinamool Congress leader Partha Chatterjee began showing attempts to acclimate to prison life.

Chatterjee psychic, tainted by West Bengal School Services Commission (WBSSC) recruitment irregularities scam, in his bid to get used to life behind bars, reads spiritual books and records his experiences daily life during the time of the prison. .

The authorities of the Central Correctional House of the Presidency approved his request to receive a copy of Sri Paratha Ramakrishna Kathamrita, a collection of conversations and activities of Ramakrishna Paramhansa. Sukanya Bhattacharya, one of Chatterjee’s counselors, came to the reformatory during visiting hours on Monday and handed over a copy of the collection, considered by millions of followers of Ramakrishna Paramhansa worldwide as the nectar spiritual ultimate to achieve mental peace.

On Monday, his lawyer also gave him papers and a pair of pens as he had requested. State Corrections Department sources said the former minister noted his daily experiences during his days in prison. Since Friday evening, Chatterjee has been shaved once by the prison barber, who has retained the former minister’s neatly trimmed and French-trimmed beard.

From the day his prison term began, Chatterjee kept his conversation to a bare minimum. He was once heard telling prison officials that he wouldn’t have seen such days if he hadn’t joined politics after leaving his top job in the company. Chatterjee joined full-fledged politics with the Trinamool Congress ahead of the 2001 West Bengal Assembly elections, leaving his position as Managing Director of Andrew Yule Group. His specialization was human resource development.

Meanwhile, Chatterjee’s close aide Arpita Mukherjee, who has been housed at the adjacent Alipore Women’s Correctional Home, reportedly received unexpected cooperation from her fellow inmates, who take the trouble to wash her clothes.

“She was deliberately housed in a cell where her closest inmates are those who are well-behaved according to prison records. They are trying to make her stay as comfortable as possible,” an official with the Department of Corrections said. the state.

Both Chatterjee and Mukherjee will appear before a special Public Money Laundering Act (PMLA) tribunal on August 18.

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