Teachers Recruitment Scam: SC Grants Bail to TMC Leader Manik Bhattacharya’s Son

Manik Bhattacharya

The Supreme Court on Friday granted bail to Souvik Bhattacharya, son of Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Manik Bhattacharya, in the alleged teacher recruitment irregularities case in West Bengal on Friday.

A bench of Justices Bela M Trivedi and Pankaj Mithal directed the release of Souvik Bhattacharya on bail while hearing his bail plea.

Both Manik Bhattacharya and his son Souvik are under investigation in matters related to alleged irregularities in teacher recruitment in West Bengal. Meanwhile, a team from the Enforcement Directorate conducted raids on close associates of former West Bengal education minister and incarcerated ruling Trinamool Congress leader Partha Chatterjee in Kolkata, according to sources.

The raids were carried out in connection with the teacher recruitment scam at multiple locations. In 2022, Partha Chatterjee was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the School Service Commission (SSC) scam in West Bengal on July 23.

Chatterjee’s arrest followed the recovery of Rs 21 crore in cash and jewellery worth over Rs 1 crore from the Kolkata residence of Arpita Mukherjee, a close aide of the former education minister.

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