WB News: ED again interrogated IAS officer in municipal appointment case…

The Enforcement Directorate (ED), which is probing the money laundering aspect of alleged irregularities in appointments in municipalities in West Bengal, has today again questioned Jyotishman Chatterjee, an IAS officer of the state. Chatterjee was summoned again today for questioning. Saha reached the office of the Central Investigation Agency located at CGO Complex in the morning. He was interrogated there. Before this, he was also interrogated last Monday. He was working in the Public Works and Urban Development Department from 2017 to 2019.

The case is about alleged irregularities in appointments made in municipalities.

In this case, Central Investigation Agency officials have also raided Chatterjee’s residence. Apart from Chatterjee, ED South Dumdum’s former chairperson Panchu Rai was interrogated by the Central Investigation Agency on this day. It is being told that Rai Cell ED had asked for some documents. While appearing in the ED office, he also had some documents with him. It is noteworthy that on October 6, ED had raided the house of State Food Minister Rathin Ghosh in Michael Nagar of Madhyamgram besides 14 places in Salt Lake and North 24 Parganas.

Along with ED, CBI is also investigating the case.

Nearly two thousand pages of documents, more than 15 mobile phones and laptops, documents of different banks and some electronic and digital devices have also been seized in the operation. During the investigation of the teacher appointment scam, the Central Investigation Agency came to know about alleged irregularities in the appointments made in the municipalities. Some documents related to the said case were also seized from the offices of ABS Infozone, the firm arrested in the teacher appointment case. Along with ED, CBI is also investigating the case.

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