Arnav Aich: Subiresh Bhattacharya played a key role in the SSC Scam. The CBI wants to take the former chairman of SSC and the vice-chancellor of North Bengal University into custody and interrogate him to expose the larger conspiracy. Therefore, on Tuesday, the CBI requested to take Subiresh into custody for 10 days. Court granted 6 days CBI custody. The former chairman of SSC will be taken to court again on September 26.
Subiresh Bhattacharya had a major role in the corruption in the appointment of assistant teachers of class IX-X. The Central Investigation Agency arrested him on this charge on Monday. It was produced in a special CBI court on Tuesday. On the way to the court, the vice-chancellor of North Bengal injured his finger. In this context, the judge asked the CBI, “How did Subiresh Bhattacharya get injured?” In response, they said that the injury occurred while returning from the medical yesterday. It will be watched so that such incidents happen next time.
[আরও পড়ুন: দুর্নীতি করে পাওয়া স্কুলের চাকরি যাবেই, সাফ বার্তা হাই কোর্টের বিচারপতি অভিজিৎ গঙ্গোপাধ্যায়ের]
On this day, CBI lawyers claimed in the court that Subiresh Bhattacharya played a key role in the recruitment of assistant teachers of classes 9-10. More than 3000 candidates were cheated. But when questioned, he says he doesn’t know anything. Subiresh is misleading the investigators. CBI lawyers claim that they are not cooperating with the investigation. After that, they demanded that Subiresh should be taken into custody and interrogated to expose the larger conspiracy.
Subiresh’s lawyers Tamal Mukhopadhyay and Rupraj Banerjee argued the counter argument. They claim that the CBI has not mentioned anywhere when this corruption took place. How the criminal conspiracy took place is also not mentioned. Our client has been scapegoated. The two lawyers further claimed, “SSC is actually a commission. No commission can act alone. The instructions of superiors must be obeyed. There were more powerful officers. So why is our client alone being blamed?” Immediately, the CBI special court judge said, “That is what is being said. It is a larger criminal conspiracy.” The CBI wants to take Subiresh into custody and interrogate him to expose the conspiracy.
[আরও পড়ুন: উপাচার্য গ্রেপ্তারের পরই উত্তরবঙ্গ বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় চত্বরে নথি পোড়ানোর অভিযোগ, ভিডিও টুইট করে তোপ সুকান্তর]
Note that the Vice-Chancellor of North Bengal University Subiresh Bhattacharya He was the Chairman of School Service Commission for 4 years from 2014-2018. His name is in the report of the Justice Ranjit Bagh committee in the teacher recruitment corruption case. According to the report, 381 fake appointments were made. Out of them 222 did not take the exam. A judicial investigation was going on. The CBI was keeping an eye on him. On August 24, the Central Investigation Agency directly raided Subiresh’s flat. CBI officials raided quarters and university offices. Later Banshadroni’s flat was sealed. Subiresh was interrogated from time to time. CBI arrested him soon after that. Subiresh was produced in court on Tuesday.