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Bengal jobs scam: ED summons TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee on Nov 9 Bengal
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Bengal jobs scam: ED summons TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee on Nov 9

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 08 Nov 2023, 12:59 pm

Kolkata/UNI/IBNS: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Trinamool Congress national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee at the CGO Complex, Salt Lake in the city on November 9 in connection with the alleged West Bengal school jobs scam, official sources said on Wednesday.

Abhishek, the Diamond Harbour Lok Sabha member and nephew of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, had skipped the last summons on October 9 in the same case, which is being probed by the federal agency following an order from the Calcutta High Court.

The ED is probing the money trail for the said scam, which provided qualified candidates in government-sponsored schools across the state and provided jobs to the alleged unqualified candidates against cash.

The scam involved appointments as teachers and non-teaching staff in state-run schools through illegal means.

Abhishek, who is the second most important leader of the ruling party, got his name cropped up in the job scam case after arrested (now expelled) TMC youth leader Kuntal Ghosh said he was being pressured to take the name of the former.

In 2021, former state Education Minister Partha Chatterjee was arrested in the jobs scam after a huge cash of money worth Rs. 50 crore was seized from his aide Arpita Mukherjee's two flats.

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