Arpita Mukherjee may be in danger for her life, according to the ED in court.

ED: Arpita Mukherjee and Partha Chatterjees suspected close associate Arpita Mukherjee could be in danger of death . ED confiscated almost Rs 50 crore in cash, along with lakhs of foreign currency from two apartments in Kolkata .

KOLKATA (KoLKATA): The ED told a special court on Friday that sack Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee's suspected close associate Arpita Mukherjee could be in danger of death and placed the pair in judicial detention for 14 days in the cash-for-work lawsuit.As part of the court's security procedures, a model-actor Arpitas lawyer requested that food and water served to her in prison be tested.The Alipore Womens Correctional Home was ordered to hand over a report on the security arrangements for Arpita until August 18.She and an ex-minister Chatterjee, who were arrested within hours of each other on July 23, were in the EDs custody until Friday.

He didn't bring a bail petition.Chatterjee was in denial mode during his 12-day sentence, according to ED officials, while Arpita was cooperating.The ED confiscated almost Rs 50 crore in cash, along with lakhs of foreign currency from two apartments in Kolkata in four raids in parallel.ED lawyers informed the court that over 50 bank accounts that are supposed to be part of the cash-for-jobs money trail were being scrutinized, requesting a judicial remand for the duo.

Chatterjees' counsel pleaded for bail to the former minister, saying he was also able to resign as MLA and would not abscond.There was no evidence of theft or valuables from his house.According to the counsel, he has been framed.The bail petition was turned down by the court.