The Enforcement Directorate is questioning West Bengal minister and TMC chief Partha Chatterjee in reference to the SSC recruitment rip-off case.

West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee (File photograph)

The Enforcement Directorate is questioning West Bengal minister and TMC chief Partha Chatterjee at his residence in reference to its probe into the Faculty Service Fee (SSC) recruitment rip-off case.

Accompanied by central forces jawans, eight ED officers entered Partha Chatterjee ‘s residence at round 8 am on Friday morning.

ED officers have additionally launched a raid on MoS schooling Paresh Adhikari’s residence in Cooch Behar district. Each ministers have been questioned by the CBI for hours within the SSC recruitment rip-off case.

On June 29, the ED launched an investigation into alleged cash laundering within the recruitment of academics and non-teaching workers for state-aided faculties. Two FIRs have been lodged by the federal probe company.

It’s suspected that transactions price crores of rupees have been made for the appointment of academics recruited via the SSC. A number of influential folks have been named within the case.

The Calcutta Excessive Courtroom had earlier noticed {that a} high-powered supervisory committee, permitted by Partha Chatterjee, was the “root” of the alleged rip-off. The bench had ordered a CBI investigation into the recruitment strategy of academics in state-aided faculties after committee members overseeing the method from January 2019 made contradictory submissions earlier than the courtroom.

Chatterjee has appeared twice earlier than the CBI for questioning first on Might 18, and once more on Might 25. In response to sources, he might have been requested concerning the purpose behind the formation of the SSC advisory committee and who had management over it. He had reportedly knowledgeable the CBI throughout interrogation that he had fashioned the committee however had no management over it.

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