Four teachers have been arrested in the state for allegedly obtaining jobs in exchange for money. Trinamool MLA Madan Mitra commented on the situation, attributing such occurrences to the period when the CPIM (Communist Party of India Marxist) was in power. He stated that similar activities were ongoing before their party came to power.
The Alipore Nagar Sessions Court issued arrest orders for four teachers from Murshidabad district. Madan Mitra expressed his view that the issue of securing jobs in exchange for money is unfair, and he refrained from elaborating further due to the pending court case. He emphasized that such practices cannot be tolerated.
The arrested teachers, identified as Saigar Hussain, Seemar Hussain, Zahiruddin Sheikh, and Sougat Mandal, were ordered to be arrested under Section 319 and will be kept in judicial custody.
This marks the first instance in the state where teachers have been ordered to be arrested for allegedly obtaining jobs through corrupt means.
The case involves allegations that these teachers secured their positions after the 2014 preliminary Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) exam by paying money.
The CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) has been investigating teacher recruitment corruption and claims that these teachers were part of an illicit job-selling cycle.