The CBI has filed charges against 12 people in connection with the teacher recruitment scam.
New Delhi ,UPDATED: Oct 25, 2022 11:54 PM IST
The CBI has filed charges against 12 people in connection with the teacher recruitment scam. (Representative image)
By Tansem Haider: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday filed charges against 12 people in connection with an alleged scam in the recruitment of assistant teachers for classes IX and X at secondary and senior secondary schools in West Bengal.
The CBI named 12 people, including former West Bengal Central School Service Commission (WBCSSC) Chairman Subiresh Bhattacharya, in a charge filed in a Kolkata court, the PTI news agency reported.
The CBI also named an ex-consultant, a former assistant secretary of the WBCSSC, two former program officers of the commission and six others in the charges presented to special judge Alipore.
“It was determined that the accused, including public servants and private individuals, had conspired with each other to prevent unqualified candidates from making unauthorized appointments to the post of assistant teacher for classes IX and X in secondary and senior secondary schools in West Bengal. expand. in 2016, after the expiration of that year’s panel,” he added, according to the news agency.
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Of the 12 named in the indictment, six are – the former chairman, ex-advisor and then deputy secretary of WBCSSC, then chairman of an ad hoc committee of the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, and two private individuals, currently in judicial custody.
“Further investigations are underway to find out if a larger conspiracy was involved and also what role each of the accused played,” the CBI official said, according to the news agency.
Earlier, the central agency had filed another suit in a court that named 16 people as accused in the case.
The Calcutta Supreme Court has ordered the CBI to investigate alleged irregularities involved in the recruitment of Group-C and D staff, as well as teachers in government-sponsored and supported schools on the commission’s recommendations.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is following the money trail in the scam. The ED has so far arrested former chairman of the West Bengal Board of Primary Education and Trinamool Congress MLA Manik Bhattacharya, former minister of Bengal Partha Chatterjee and his alleged close associate Arpita Mukherjee in the case.
(With input of PTI)