The Central Bureau of Investigation probing the multi- crore recruitment case in state-run schools in West Bengal has filed a fresh supplementary charge sheet at a special court of CBI in Kolkata naming three middlemen. The three new names which have been mentioned in the fresh charge sheet are — Kaushik Ghosh, Ali Imam and Sahi Imam. Sources said that another charge sheet will be filed soon, where the Trinamool Congress legislator from the Barwan Assembly constituency in Murshidabad district, Jiban Krishna Saha will be named. The latter is already in judicial custody for his alleged involvement in the scam.
Meanwhile, sources said that CBI sleuths had been able to recover the entire data from the two mobile phones of Saha. To recall, Saha threw two of his mobile phones in a pond during a CBI raid and search operations at his residence before his arrest. The CBI sleuths recovered those two phones after hours by pumping out water from the pond. Sources said that besides the existing data and files in the two devices, the deleted data from the mobile too has been recovered. The CBI sleuths are currently examining the recovered data and files and they believe that thorough examination of the same will lead the investigators to several crucial clues related to the case.
The CBI submitted its last charge sheet in the same court in November of last year, naming a total of 12 people. The West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) officials’ involvement in the matter has recently come under scrutiny by CBI investigators. On Sunday, the CBI also carried out search operations at the WBBSE office at Salt Lake, which is located on the northern outskirts of Kolkata. Recently, the CBI questioned a few WBSEB personnel in this regard. Kalyanmoy Gangopadhyay, the former president of the WBSEB, is currently in judicial detention after the CBI detained him last year for his suspected role in the recruiting fraud.