Today, once again Kolkata witnessed the abuse of agencies against the people risking their life to save constitution. One can also call it as ‘Price one has to pay for fighting against fascism!’ For just few crores of illegally accumulated cash, Modi ji is sending ED after TMC leaders and their associates. Clear cut case of BJP misusing government agencies like ED and CBI to harass opposition and preventing them to do alleged corruption!
ED raids are going on in many places in West Bengal. According to the information, this raid is being done in connection with the West Bengal School Service Commission and West Bengal Primary Education Board recruitment scam.
The CBI officials questioned the MLA from Mekliganj, Paresh, for three days. Apart from this, Partha Chatterjee was questioned for eight hours. Along with the CBI, the ED has also intensified the investigation in the SSC scam. Now raids are being conducted at the places of Mamata Banerjee’s ministers in West Bengal.
ED raids are going on in many places in West Bengal. According to the information, this raid is being done in connection with the West Bengal School Service Commission and West Bengal Primary Education Board recruitment scam. During this, raids are also being conducted at various places of Bengal Government Minister Partha Chatterjee. It is being told that 20 crore cash has been recovered from the house of Arpita Mukherjee, Arpita Mukherjee, a close aide of Partha Chatterjee.
ED got a bank employee engaged in counting money,
got this amount from Arpita’s residential compound. The raiding team is taking the help of bank employees and counting machines to count this amount. Apart from this, 20 mobile phones have also been recovered from Arpita’s house. Officials are trying to figure out why so many mobile phones were used. It is seen in the photo that a large number of 500 and 2000 notes are kept in the room. Apart from this, ED employees are also searching the house of Minister of State for Education Paresh Adhikari in Cooch Behar district in this case.
Partha Chatterjee and Paresh Adhikari have been questioned by the CBI in the SSC recruitment scam. The ED has also raided the premises of MLA Manik Bhattacharya and others, the statement said. Earlier, the CBI had registered a case against West Bengal Minister of State for Education Paresh Chandra Adhikari and his daughter. In fact, instead of initiating contempt proceedings against him, the Kolkata High Court had given the minister an opportunity to appear before him by 3 pm on Thursday. But still, a case was registered against the minister along with his daughter due to non-appearance before the court. At the same time, Minister Partha Chatterjee was also questioned by the CBI for 8 hours.
The ED has raided the house of Arpita Mukherjee, a close aide of Minister Partha Chatterjee in the West Bengal government. In a raid that lasted for several hours, the ED has recovered cash worth Rs 20 crore. A huge mountain of notes is being seen in the picture of this action that has come to the fore.
For information, let us tell you that the ED has taken action in the Bengal Education Recruitment scam case. The ED got some strong evidence against Arpita, after which her house was raided. A pile of notes has come to the fore in several hours of raids. Still the investigating agency is present at his house.
By the way, apart from Arpita, ED is currently raiding many other places. Names like Minister Partha Chatterjee, Manik Bhattacharya, Alok Kumar Sarkar, Kalyan Moy Ganguly are also included in this list. The connection of all these has come to the fore in the Bengal education recruitment scam. But the biggest action has happened against Arpita, whose house has got 20 crore cash. The ED has also seized 20 phones from his house during the raid. It is not yet clear what Arpita used to do through those phones, but the ED has also included her in its investigation.
At the same time, because the stock of notes is so big, in such a situation, bank officials have been called to count the money. Note counting machines have also arrived. Right now the counting of notes is going on at his house, so the total figure may be higher.
Information has also been received that a team of ED is present at the house of Minister Partha Chatterjee for the last 11 hours. The ED did not tell anything about what was found from his house, what was confiscated. But the round of investigation is going on, ED teams are also seen in action at other places. Many documents have also been found in the hands of ED, papers of fake companies have been found and foreign currency has also been confiscated. In the politics of Bengal, this education scam has raised the political temperature.
It is important to know here that this entire action has started after an order of the High Court. In fact, the Calcutta High Court had given instructions to investigate the Bengal education recruitment scam. Then the CBI took over that matter. But during the investigation, because a case of money laundering was also made, the ED also got involved in the investigation.
Earlier, the CBI has also questioned him in the same case. Chatterjee was the education minister when the alleged illegal recruitments were made. Apart from Partha Chatterjee, raids are also going on at the premises of another Bengal minister Paresh Adhikari. It is being told that the ED has raided 13 locations simultaneously in Kolkata.
The Calcutta High Court had also annulled the appointment of the daughter of Bengal Minister of State for Education Paresh Chandra Adhikari as a teacher in a government-aided school and directed her to return all the salary received during her 41 months of service. Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay directed Ankita Adhikari to deposit the entire amount of salary received since November 2018 with the Registrar in two installments.
There were recruitments in 2016
The entire recruitment process of the School Education Department started in 2016. Group C includes all clerical posts with a starting salary of Rs 22,700 per month. The attendants are hired as Group D staff for a monthly salary of Rs 17,000. For this the posts were removed and the examination was held.
Investigation revealed that the officials asked selected candidates to file RTI applications for their OMR answer sheets and apply for revaluation. He did the same. The officials then allegedly manipulated the OMR sheets by increasing the marks of some candidates to give them higher ranks. He also allegedly made forged marks to bring unsuccessful candidates to the appointment list. The OMR sheet was reportedly destroyed after the marks were changed. “Basically, RTI was used as a weapon to inflate the scores of some candidates,” said Arunav Banerjee, a committee member and counsel for the HC.
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