WB Teacher’s Recruitment Scam: CBI Files Charge Sheet Against 12

The CBI filed a charge sheet against 12 people in connection with its probe into the alleged irregularities in the assistant teachers’ recruitment case.

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By: Anand Singh | NEW DELHI
Updated: 25 October, 2022 8:16 pm IST
The case relates to the murder of Dr Sharad Chandra, the then secretary of Balika Vidyapeeth, in Lakhisarai on August 2, 2014.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed a charge sheet against 12 people; including Santi Prasad Sinha, then Advisor at the West Bengal Central School Service Commission (WBCSSC) and Kalyanmoy Ganguly, then President of the Adhoc Committee of the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, in connection with its probe into the alleged irregularities in the assistant teachers’ recruitment case.

CBI spokesperson RC Joshi said that the agency filed a charge sheet before the Special Judge, Alipore, in West Bengal.

The agency had registered a case on the orders of the Calcutta high court earlier this year relating to the illegal appointment of assistant teachers in classes IX and X in secondary and higher secondary schools across West Bengal through the third RLST (NT), 2016.

Besides Sinha and Ganguly, Joshi said, the CBI has named Ashok Kumar Saha, then Assistant Secretary, WBCSSC; Subires Bhattacharyya, then Chairman, WBCSSC; Parna Bose and Samarjit Acharya, then Programme Officers of the WBCSSC and six private persons – Prasanna Kumar Roy aka Rakesh, Pradip Singh aka Chotu, Jnui Das, Mohammad Azad Ali Mirza, Imam Momin, and Rohit Kumar Jha.

The official said that during the CBI probe, it was found that the accused, including public servants or private persons, entered into a conspiracy with one another to extend the undue advantage of giving appointments to unqualified candidates.

The official said that four charge-sheeted public servants, including Sinha, Bhattacharya, Ganguly and Saha and two private persons – Roy and Singh – are presently in judicial custody.

Even the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is probing the money laundering case in the same case. The ED has arrested Partha Chatterjee and his close aide and actor Arpita Mukherjee, along with Trinamool Congress MLA Manik Bhattacharya.

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