Bengal school jobs scam accused arrested by ED

Updated: May 31 2023 12:53AM

Kolkata, May 30 (PTI) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday night arrested Sujay Krishna Bhadra for his alleged involvement in the illegal appointments made in different state-run and aided schools in West Bengal, an official said. Bhadra, popularly known as "Kalighat er Kaku" (Uncle from Kalighat), was arrested following a 12-hour-long grilling by ED officials at the agency's office here in connection with their ongoing investigation into the scam. "He did not cooperate with our officers during today's questioning. We tried a lot to get answers to some relevant questions connected to the jobs scam," an ED official told PTI over the phone.

Bhadra appeared before the ED officials earlier in the day after he was notified by the central investigating agency last week.

He had earlier appeared a couple of times before the CBI, which is also running a parallel investigation into the recruitment scam.