SSC Scam: CBI seals Kolkata flat of former SSC chairman Subiresh Bhattacharya

Kolkata,/Siliguri: The CBI on Wednesday sealed the Kolkata flat of former SSC chairman and now North Bengal University vice-chancellor Subiresh Bhattacharya,
while another set of anti-corruption officials of federal agency raided the house and office of the accused in north Bengal in relation to alleged irregularities in the appointment of teaching and non-teaching staff in the government-aided schools across the state, official sources said.
The anti-corruption team of CBI officials had been at the Bhattacharya’s flat at Bansdroni in south Kolkata earlier of the day and sealed the main door of the flat on the 3rd floor after finding the gate was locked.
The CBI sleuths also sealed an iron chest outside the flat and a storeroom after coming to
know those belonged to Bhattacharya.
Another CBI team consisting of 10/12 personnel were first seen entering the bungalow Bhattacharya and when told that he was in the office then they moved to the North Bengal University complex and began questioning the accused.
The bungalow is also inside the university complex. When the report came about the CBI official’s presence in the university this evening the sources said the sleuths were still questioning the vice-principal.
The CBI moved into the university complex around 10 am.
Bhattacharya’s name came in the SSC scam as there were allegations of irregularities in the teacher recruitment.
A committee headed by former Justice Ranjit Kumar Bagh had submitted its report on the teacher recruitment case in the Division Bench of the Calcutta High Court.
The report, presented to a division bench of Justice Subrata Talukder and Justice Anand Kumar Mukherjee made several recommendations.
The report recommended a departmental investigation against 6 people. One of them is Subiresh Bhattacharya. He was the Chairman of the School Service Commission for more than 4 years.
The CBI probing the SSC scam following a Calcutta High court order, already arrested former state education minister Partha Chatterjee and his close aide Arpita Mukherjee after nearly 50 crore cash was recovered from Mukherjee’s two flats.

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