CBI files FIR against Bengal Jr Education Minister Paresh Adhikari

Calcutta High Court on Thursday ordered the Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate to be at the city airport this evening so that Minister of State for School Education Paresh Chandra Adhikari could be escorted directly to the CBI office for questioning over the alleged illegal appointment of his daughter as a teacher in a government sponsored school.

Kolkata, May 19: Calcutta High Court on Thursday ordered the Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate to be at the city airport this evening. So that Minister of State for School Education Paresh Chandra Adhikari could be escorted directly to the CBI office. For questioning over the alleged illegal appointment of his daughter. As a teacher in a government sponsored school. Adhikari was seen at the Bagdogra airport in north Bengal to catch a 5 pm flight bound for Kolkata.

Meanwhile, the CBI has filed an FIR against the minister. And his daughter Ankita Adhikari for non-cooperation in the questioning following a high court order. Single bench judge justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay. After hearing a petition filed by one Babita Sarkar. Who alleged that the minister daughter got teaching job despite being below of her rank in the merit list. Had asked the minister to appear before the CBI at NIzam Palace at 8 pm on Tuesday.

The minister, however, went incommunicado. He was seen taking a train on Tuesday. From North Bengal and detraining in Burdhaman on the next morning. The judge again directed the minister to be at the CBI office by 3 pm on Thursday. When the court was told that the minister was in Coochbehar. And it would take time to report at the CBI office. The judge relaxed the timing.

The direction was issued to the minister. When the court was told by the petitioner that she had secured 77 marks in the recruitment examination. The Minister’s daughter had secured only 61. Justice Gangopadhyay ordered the Police Commissioner of Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate to get in touch with the airport authorities. So that as soon as Adhikari arrives at the city airport. He could be taken to the CBI office in the city. “If Mr. Adhikari is not found in the said flight. Which will start from Bagdogra at 17:00 hours it will be treated as a hoax created. To save himself from the Court and the CBI“. Justice Gangopadhyay warned. The Court further observed that the matter will be dealt appropriately if any violation of the Court’s order takes place.

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