Bengal school jobs scam highlights: After a search operation on Wednesday, ED recovered a huge sum of money from the flat of Arpita Mukherjee, a close aide of West Bengal Minister Partha Chatterjee, located at Belgharia Town Club news agency ANI reported. Rs 20 Crores has been counted so far. Further recovery of money is expected.
Arrested West Bengal Minister Partha Chatterjee and his close aide Arpita Mukherjee were brought to the ESI hospital in Kolkata Wednesday for their medical examination, ANI reported.
TMC MLA Manik Bhattacharya reached the Enforcement Directorate office in the city Wednesday morning, ahead of the time he was asked to present himself to face questioning about his alleged involvement in the teacher recruitment scam. Bhattacharya, who is a lawmaker from Palashipara in Nadia district and a former president of West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, was asked to be present at the ED office in CGO complex in Salt Lake at 12 noon but he reached there at 10 am, PTI reported.
West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee, who is currently in the custody of the Enforcement Director (ED) in connection with the recruitment of teachers and staff in government-aided schools, can find himself in more trouble with the central agency claiming to find his involvement in alleged irregularities in appointment of teachers through Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) in 2014. The Calcutta High Court had ordered a CBI probe into the 2014 Primary Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) and dismissed 269 people who were recruited through the test. Chatterjee was then the state education minister. The seizure list of recoveries from Chatterjee’s house in Naktala indicates his involvement in the TET corruption too, said an ED official Meanwhile, Chatterjee’s official car, used by him for over 15 years, was deposited in the state Assembly. Chatterjee, also secretary general of the ruling Trinamool Congress, was allotted the car and a driver by the Assembly as the Leader of the Opposition in 2006.