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West Bengal Teachers' Recruitment Scam: CBI Conducts Searches At Residences Of Trinamool Congress MLA, Councillors

Bhuvan Krishna

Nov 30, 2023, 02:06 PM | Updated 02:06 PM IST

Trinamool Congress chief, Mamata Banerjee.
Trinamool Congress chief, Mamata Banerjee.

On Thursday (30 November), the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) carried out simultaneous searches at the residences of several Trinamool Congress leaders, including an MLA and two councillors.

The search was conducted as part of an inquiry into alleged irregularities in school recruitment in West Bengal according to a report from Deccan Herald.

The central agency conducted raids at the home of Jafikul Islam, the MLA representing Domkal in Murshidabad district, as well as Kolkata Municipal Corporation councillor Bappadittya Dasgupta and Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation councillor Debraj Chakraborty.

The official stated that these actions are a component of the ongoing investigation into a teachers' recruitment scam, with questioning underway for individuals whose homes and offices are being searched.

He stated to PTI, "These raids are being conducted as a part of our investigation into the teachers’ scam. The raids are on. We are questioning the people whose homes and offices are being raided."

The raids are taking place at various locations in and around Kolkata, Murshidabad, and Cooch Behar districts in connection with the inquiry.

Bhuvan Krishna is Staff Writer at Swarajya.

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