Calcutta High Court asks CBI to take over jobs scam case

The Calcutta High Court has directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to take over the investigation of a case related to recruitments done through forged documents in lieu of money.

The case allegedly involves Tapas Kumar Saha, the Trinamool Congress MLA from the Tehatta constituency in Nadia district. The single-judge bench of Justice Rajasekhar Mantha ordered the CBI to take over the probe with immediate effect.

The case lodged at the Suti police station was being handled by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) that arrested three persons — Purabi Biswas Dey (63), Anjona Majumdar (63) and Nityagopal Majhi(52) — in this connection. Justice Mantha also asked the state agency to hand over the case to the CBI.

The HC observed that since the agency is probing the teachers’ recruitment scam, it was better it investigated this case as well.

Saha said, “There is a conspiracy against me. I will abide by the law and co-operate with the investigation.”


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