Calcutta High Court turns down Partha Chatterjee’s plea on arrest protection, CBI calls him for second time

The minister has moved the apex court against the High Court's earlier order.

The Calcutta High Court on Friday turned down Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee’s appeal seeking protection from arrest from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The CBI has already questioned him once in connection with the SSC appointment scam, and has asked him to appear for questioning again in the coming week.

Chatterjee was questioned for three and a half hours on Wednesday in the agency’s Nizam Palace office in Kolkata in connection with controversial appointments of teachers in state-aided schools on recommendations of the School Service Commission. Chatterjee, currently the state Industries and Information Technology minister, was in charge of the state education department when the appointments took place.

The minister meanwhile, had moved the Supreme Court challenging the earlier verdict of the Calcutta High Court.

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