TMC chief Abhishek Banerjee seems earlier than CBI in instructor recruitment rip-off

Trinamool Congress chief Abhishek Banerjee appeared earlier than the Central Bureau of Investigation at its Kolkata workplace on Saturday morning in a case pertaining to alleged irregularities within the recruitment of major academics in West Bengal, reported PTI.

Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay of the Excessive Court docket had directed on April 13 the 2 central companies to query Banerjee within the case. The order was challenged by the Trinamool Congress MP within the Supreme Court docket who mentioned that the decide had expressed his dislike for him in an interview with ABP Ananda information channel.

On April 17, the Supreme Court docket had stayed the order. On April 28, it ordered the Excessive Court docket Chief Justice to reassign the case from Justice Gangopadhyay’s bench to another bench. Nonetheless, on Thursday, the Excessive Court docket allowed the 2 companies to query Banerjee.

The case pertains to jobs being allegedly given to candidates in return for cash as a substitute of candidates who had certified within the recruitment course of in 2019. A dozen officers of the state training division, together with former minister Partha Chatterjee, have been arrested within the case.

Whereas the Central Bureau of Investigation is probing the legal facet of the rip-off, the Enforcement Directorate is trying into the money-trail concerned within the alleged irregularities within the recruitment in faculties.

Banerjee, who was campaigning in Bankura, had returned to Kolkata on Friday after the Central Bureau of Investigation issued summons.

In a while Friday, Banerjee, who’s the nephew of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, delivered a speech from atop his car, daring the central company to arrest him if it has any proof of corruption or misconduct towards him.

In the meantime, on Saturday, the Enforcement Directorate carried out a raid on the dwelling of Sujay Krishna Bhadra, who is taken into account near the Trinamool high brass, in reference to its investigation, an official of the central company mentioned.

The raid was carried out on the Behala home of “Kalighat er Kaku” (Kalighat’s uncle) as he’s popularly recognized, the official added.

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