By Rajesh Saha, Suryagni Roy: The Central Bureau of Investigation searched six locations in connection with the West Bengal education scam. A separate team of the CBI is conducting raids on the premises of Jiban Krishna Saha, a Trinamool Congress MLA from Burwan.
The raids are being conducted in an ongoing investigation into the teachers’ recruitment scam, the CBI said. The case was registered on the orders of the Calcutta High Court.
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A team of the CBI reached the office and home of TMC MLA Jiban Krishna Saha this morning with personnel of the central security force. The MLA was present in his office. The MLA is being questioned by the central probe agency in the case.
“It was alleged that the accused acted as a conduit in collecting money from the candidates by promising them jobs in the education department as teachers in the recruitment process of 1st SLST 2016 for Classes 9 and 10,” the CBI said.
During searches, several incriminating materials, including primary and secondary teachers’ recruitment, and documents containing the list of the candidates and amounts mentioned against them were recovered by the team, the agency said.
(With inputs from Gopal Thakur from Murshidabad)
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