Teachers’ recruitment scam: VC of North Bengal varsity arrested
Kolkata: The West Bengal School Service Commission (WBSSC) recruitment scam took a new turn on Monday when the sleuth of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested vice-chancellor of the University of North Bengal Subiresh Bhattacharya in connection with the case, official sources said.
Bhattacharya was the chairman of WBSSC from 2014 to 2018 when Partha Chatterjee was the state education minister of West Bengal. Sources in the CBI said that the teachers’ recruitment scam took place during that period.
Nearly nine people have been arrested in connection with the incident, but Bhattacharya is the first vice-chancellor who has fallen into the CBI trap. Those who have already been arrested include former education minister Partha Chatterjee, his associate Arpita Mukherjee, former president of the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) Kalyanmoy Gangopadhyay, for secretart of WBSSC Ashok Saha, former convenor of the commission’s screening committee SP Sinha and three agents Pradeep Singh, Prasanna Roy and Subrata Malakar. Bhattacharya will be presented before the special court of CBI on Tuesday.