SSC Recruitment Scam: CBI makes first 2 arrests in Bengal’s money laundering case 

The investigation agency questioned Sinha and Saha about the case multiple times. After hours of questioning, they were hauled into arrest on Wednesday.


In connection with the West Bengal teachers’ recruitment scam, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) made its first arrest on Wednesday (SSC scam). Former West Bengal School Service Commission (SSC) advisor Shanti Prasad Sinha and SSC chairman Ashok Saha were both detained by the investigative agency.

The investigation agency interrogated Sinha and Saha multiple times in relation to the case. They were questioned for many hours before being brought into custody on Wednesday.

According to a CBI statement, the pair recommended unsuccessful candidates for Group C staff openings in an unauthorised way and violated various SSC norms. They even faked the signatures of those who had the authority to carry out these proposals.

Following that, these candidates received their appointment letters, but their names were not made public on the internet. Due to this, the deserving applicants were prevented from obtaining their regular salaried positions, upsetting the normal chain of the educational hierarchy.

In conjunction with its investigation into the teacher recruitment fraud, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) detained Arpita Mukherjee, a close assistant to West Bengal Minister Partha Chatterjee, on July 23. Numerous raids at Mukherjee’s various apartments resulted in the seizure of jewellery and approximately Rs 50 crore in cash.

Chatterjee and Arpita Mukherjee were given a 14-day judicial detention order by a court on Friday.