Teachers’ scam: Calcutta HC imposes penalty on Manik Bhattacharya, 2nd time in 9 days

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KOLKATA : A single-judge bench of the Calcutta Excessive Courtroom on Wednesday imposed a penalty of Rs 5 lakh on Trinamool Congress legislator and former West Bengal Board of Major Education (WBBPE) president, Manik Bhattacharya for his alleged involvement within the multi-crore trainer recruitment. rip-off in West Bengal.

That is the second time that the bench of Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay has imposed a penalty on Bhattacharya, who’s at the moment in judicial custody. On January 16, the identical bench imposed a penalty of Rs 2 lakh on him.

Whereas imposing the penalty of Rs 5 lakh on Bhattacharya, Justice Gangopadhyay ordered {that a} discover of the monetary penalty be served to Bhattacharya on the Presidency Central Correctional Home, the place he’s now housed.

He additionally mentioned that the previous WBBPE president should prepare for depositing the penalty quantity within the court docket inside 15 days from the date of the discover being served.

Justice Gangopadhyay gave this verdict whereas listening to a petition filed by Sahila Parveen, who appeared for the doorway examination for recruiting main academics in 2017.

After the outcomes have been declared, she got here to know that she had not certified. After that she utilized to WBBPE below the Proper to Info (RTI) Act to get a duplicate of her optical mark recognition (OMR) sheet after which made the appliance after cost of necessary payment of Rs 500.

Nonetheless, she was knowledgeable by the board that since there was a technical mistake in her software, she can’t be supplied with a duplicate of her OMR sheet. Accordingly, she challenged that improvement on the Calcutta Excessive Courtroom.

On Wednesday, whereas giving his judgment within the matter, Justice Gangopadhyay described the transfer by WBBPE as unlucky and noticed that as the-then president of the board, Bhattacharya couldn’t shrink back from his duties within the matter. Thereafter, he imposed a penalty of Rs 5 lakh on Bhattacharya.

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