West Bengal News: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered an FIR against West Bengal Minister Paresh Chandra Adhikari and his daughter. The Calcutta High Court had set a time limit for the minister to appear before the CBI authorities in connection with the alleged illegal appointment of his daughter as a teacher in a state government-aided school, but he (the minister) failed to appear. failed. Thereafter, an FIR was registered against him by the investigating agency. The minister was to appear before the CBI by 3 pm.
Paresh Chandra Adhikari appeared before the CBI after the FIR was registered. He was questioned by the agency for about three hours. 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 the 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.
The court had initially directed the minister to appear before the CBI on May 17. One of the petitions claimed that the officer’s daughter was appointed as a teacher despite getting less marks than the petitioner. Trinamool Congress leaders did not appear before the agency on Wednesday as well.