CBI started a search warrant operation against North Bengal University VC Subiresh Bhattacharya, in connection with the teachers’ recruitment scam.
Siliguri: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) started a search warrant operation against North Bengal University Vice-Chancellor, Subiresh Bhattacharya, in relation to the teachers’ recruitment scam on Wednesday morning.
Bhattacharya lives in government accommodation inside the university campus in Siliguri.
When a second team of CBI arrived at his residence in South Kolkata, the investigating agency got nothing because it was locked.
The officer and his menwaited for a long time outside the house with no response. They could not conduct a raid inside the flat. The Vice Chancellor’s flat has been sealed by the CBI, which is situated in the Bansdroni area of Kolkata.l
The Enforcement Directorate detained West Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee in July in the Bengal teacher recruitment scam. The arrest took place after the probe agency recovered Rs 20 crore in cash from the house of a close aide of Chatterjee, Arpita Mukherjee, on Friday night.
The alleged teacher job scam got underway in 2014 when the West Bengal School Service Commission (SSC) issued a notification for the appointment of teachers in state-run schools in West Bengal through the State Level Selection Test (SLST).
The recruitment process started in 2016, and the man of the moment was Partha Chatterjee, the minister-in-charge of West Bengal’s higher education and school education department. He was openly involved in corruption during the appointment.
However, a series of petitions were filed in the Calcutta High Court alleging anomalies in the recruitment process.