Teacher recruitment scam: Partha Chatterjee had to join the investigation, which happened after the order of the High Court. Kotacourt did cleanliness in its different premises.
West Bengal Teacher recruitment scam: In West Bengal, the case of Enforcement Directorate’s action on Partha Chatterjee, senior TMC leader and Mamata Banerjee cabinet’s stalwart minister, remains in the headlines. A big disclosure has now been made in this high profile case. The Enforcement Directorate was already active regarding Partha Chatterjee’s involvement in the scam. It has also come to the fore that the ED also wanted to seek 14-day remand of Partha Chatterjee. The ED had sought 14-day remand of Partha Chatterjee in a special court in Kolkata. The ED had told the court that it had registered an ECIR on June 24, 2022, on the basis of the FIR registered by the CBI on the orders of the Kolkata High Court.
- Big scam in teacher recruitment
In Kolkata, an FIR was registered against the accused regarding the scam in the recruitment of primary teachers. In this case, the Kolkata High Court had ordered a CBI inquiry into the illegal recruitment of non-teaching staff groups C and D, as well as teaching staff from 9 to 12. All these recruitments are done by West Bengal Central School Service Commission and West Bengal Board of Secondary Education.
- CBI tightens noose on Parth
After the order of the High Court, the CBI had called Partha Chatterjee to join the investigation. The Kolkata High Court has clarified in its separate order that the entire recruitment process of assistant teachers was illegal. The ED was also receiving many complaints. In which it was alleged that the then Education Minister Partha Chatterjee along with his associates made a lot of money by selling government jobs (which included primary teachers and assistant teachers). This money has been spent in the name of companies of different people.
- This is how Arpita’s name came out
When the investigation progressed, the name of Arpita Mukherjee, a close aide of Partha Chatterjee, came to the fore, who had diverted his money. ED raided the premises of Partha Chatterjee and Arpita Mukherjee among others. During the search, many incriminating documents related to immovable property were recovered from the house of Partha Chatterjee. These properties were in the name of Arpita Mukherjee or her company.
- Shocking documents recovered
Apart from this, documents related to the appointment of Group D staff were also recovered from Partha Chatterjee’s house. In which the admit card of the candidate of Group D recruitment held in 2016, the summary of its final result, list of 48 upper primary teachers candidates including roll numbers were also recovered. This made it clear that Partha Chatterjee was fully active in the Group D recruitment process.
- This number used to have a secret chat with Arpita
During the investigation, when the ED searched Arpita Mukherjee’s flat in Tower 2 of Diamond City South, about 20 crore cash was found from there. Which is money earned through illegal recruitment of assistant teachers from class 9 to 12. During investigation, it was found that Partha Chatterjee was in constant touch with Arpita Mukherjee through this number (8910946***). During the investigation, when the ED confronted Partha Chatterjee with incriminating documents, he did not cooperate in the investigation at all. So far it has become clear in the investigation that Partha Chatterjee and Arpita Mukherjee have been involved in money laundering.