West Bengal Teachers' scam: Enforcement Directorate procured several clues
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) sleuths, probing the multi- crore teachers' recruitment scam in West Bengal
KOLKATA: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) sleuths, probing the multi- crore teachers' recruitment scam in West Bengal, have procured several clues from the statements of a brother of Trinamool Congress legislator and former President of West Bengal School Service Commission (WBSSC) Manik Bhattacharya, which the central agency is using to make its case stronger against the latter.
ED sources said that recently their officers questioned that brother and his wife in connection with certain bank accounts allegedly used in diverting the scam proceeds and in face of questioning, both turned hostile towards Bhattacharya and alleged the latter of misleading them to get them dragged in the process.
Although Bhattacharya has two brothers, for the sake of further investigation, ED sleuths refrained from naming the one who was questioned along with his wife.
"Our officers first questioned the wife of that brother about six bank accounts in a public sector bank, where crores of rupees were deposited and several lakhs were withdrawn within a specific period in 2020, at a time when Covid-19 related protocols and lockdown were already in force. The lady was surprised and claimed that she was not aware of these bank accounts and probably these accounts were opened forging her signatures," an ED official said. (IANS)