West Bengal SSC scam: CBI searches at 6 locations in Delhi, Kolkata | India News

NEW DELHI: The CBI on Thursday conducted searches at six locations in Delhi and Kolkata at the premises of a software company in connection with the West Bengal School Service Commission (SSC) scam.
It is alleged that records were manipulated to favour candidates in the appointment of teachers which has brought the role of the company under scanner, officials said.
The CBI on May 18 had filed an FIR against the then West Bengal minister of state for education Paresh Chandra Adhikary and his daughter Ankita Adhikary on the directions of Calcutta High Court in connection with a case of alleged illegal appointment of his daughter as a teacher in a state government-aided school, an official said.
Earlier, former West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee and his alleged close aide Arpita Mukherjee — both were arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the School Service Commission (SSC) scam and are in judicial custody.
After being in ED custody till August 5 following their arrest on July 23, Chatterjee and Mukherjee were sent to judicial remand by the PMLA (Prevention of Money Laundering Act) court.
Chatterjee and Mukherjee were arrested by the ED on July 23 in connection with its probe into the money trail in illegal appointments of teaching and non-teaching staff in West Bengal government-sponsored and -aided schools.
The ED has claimed to have recovered Rs 49.80 crore, jewellery and gold bars from flats owned by Mukherjee, Chatterjee’s alleged close associate, and documents of properties and a company in joint holdings.
Chatterjee has been relieved of his ministerial duties by the Mamata Banerjee government, while the Trinamool Congress has also removed him from all posts he held in the party following his arrest.

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