KOLKATA: Probing the monetary scam of the fake IAS Debanjan Deb (28), the Enforcement Directorate questioned his aide Indrajit Shaw at the Presidency jail on Monday for the first time. The central agency is trying to find how Deb had managed to organise the fake vaccination camps and the officials said that they would question eight other persons arrested in connection with the case. This will also include Deb as the court has given its nod and the jail requisition is ready for him.
The ED had earlier sought permission from the court to question him and contacted Kolkata Police to share some evidence with them. Shaw, a resident of Tangra Road, who had introduced Deb to the North City College principal and helped in conducting the fake vaccination camp, hoped to get a job at the KMC on the recommendation of Deb. The SIT had earlier said Shaw was one of the employees of Debanjan.
The special investigation team has so far revealed that Deb opened a fake bank account with a private bank, naming it as WBFinCorp, in a bid to make it resemble the state finance department-run West Bengal Finance Corporation (WBFC). Deb had opened this account at least a couple of years ago and used it every month to pay his 14 employees. Cops said that Deb ended up paying Rs 23,000-40,000 to each of them per month without any delay in salary disbursement.