Calcutta High Court asks minister Paresh Adhikary’s daughter to give up job, return salary

Paresh Adhikary faces CBI questioning for second day in a row.

The Calcutta High Court has asked Bengal minister of state for education Paresh Adhikary’s daughter Ankita Adhikary to give up her job as teacher and return the salary she has drawn for the past two years. Paresh Adhikary is being questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for two days in a row in connection with the alleged manipulation in the merit list.

Ankita Adhikary had got the job allegedly after the merit list was manipulated. There were allegedly hundreds of illegal recruitments made in government-aided schools on recommendations of the School Service Commission (SSC).

The court has also asked Ankita to not enter the school nor introduce herself as teacher, till a further order.

Adhikary was questioned for several hours by the CBI officers on Thursday, and is being questioned again on Friday. He reached the CBI’s office at around 10.30 am on Friday. The Calcutta High Court had asked the CBI to probe the alleged illegal appointment of the junior education minister’s daughter as a teacher in a government-aided school. The CBI had filed an FIR against the minister after he failed to meet the deadline specified by the Calcutta High Court for appearance for questioning. The duo was booked under IPC Sections 420 and 120 B apart from sections under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

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