Paresh Chandra Adhikari Case:
After the registration of the FIR, Paresh Chandra Adhikari appeared before the CBI yesterday in which the agency questioned him regarding the matter. A case has been registered against the Minister of State for Education, Adhikari and his daughter under sections 420 (cheating) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code, besides sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act, an official of the investigating agency said.
The high court had on Thursday directed t he officer to appear before the CBI by 3 pm, but his lawyer said he was in Cooch Behar and would fly to Kolkata in the evening. Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay then asked the Bidhannagar police to take him to the CBI office as soon as he landed at the Kolkata airport. The court also said that if the officers are not found in the flight, it will be treated as a hoax to evade the court and the CBI and in that case the matter will be dealt with accordingly.
What’s the matter?
One of the petitioners has alleged that despite securing more marks than the minister’s daughter in the recruitment examination, she was not given a job. Abhijit Ganguly also handed over the investigation of alleged rigging in the appointment of teachers in class 11th and 12th to the CBI. During the hearing of the case, the petitioner’s lawyer Firdaur Shamim claimed that his client had secured 77 marks in the recruitment examination, while the minister’s daughter got only 61 marks.
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