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Calcutta High Court division bench upholds single-bench order in West Bengal elementary teacher recruitment scam

A division bench of the Calcutta HC upheld a directive to the CBI to look into alleged irregularities in elementary teacher appointments on Friday.

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Kolkata: A division bench of the Calcutta High Court upheld a directive to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to look into alleged irregularities in elementary teacher appointments on Friday. The bench, comprising Justices Subrata Talukder and Lapita Banerji, also ordered that the single bench would monitor the investigation.

The bench said the investigation into the money trail associated with the case will be done as necessary while upholding Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay’s order for a CBI investigation into the alleged anomalies in the recruitment of primary teachers in West Bengal. 

The court ordered that the single-bench order terminating the appointments of 269 appointees, who arbitrarily received one extra mark from the West Bengal Primary School Board.

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The scam allegedly took place in 2014 when the West Bengal government notified the public by issuing a notice for the appointment of teachers through the State Level Selection Test (SLST). Arrested Trinamool Congress leader Partha Chatterjee misused his power and took money as a bribe. The ED raid revealed everything. TMC removed him from the ministry.

 

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