Supreme Court stays Calcutta HC order for CBI probe in West Bengal Teachers Recruitment Scam – Times Now

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Supreme Court stays Calcutta HC order for CBI probe

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Supreme Court of India has decided to stay the order passed by Calcutta High Court regarding the CBI probe. This new development comes in the West Bengal Teachers Recruitment Scam 2022 after Calcutta HC had ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation, CBI to probe into “who is pulling the strings”.
A bench comprising of Chief Justice of India, DY Chandrachud and Justice Hima Kohli have decided to stay the order passed by Calcutta HC. Along with this, the Supreme Court has also stayed the personal appearance of the West Bengal Principal Secretary Manish Jain in the Bengal SSC Scam.

The Supreme Court stay decision comes after a division bench of Calcutta HC upheld the order issued by a single bench of Justice Abhijeet Gangopadhyay ordering the CBI to probe into the matter of “who is pulling the strings” in the School Service Commission, SSC in the multi-crore recruitment scam in government schools in the state.

This probe was ordered by the Calcutta HC after the West Bengal SSC has submitted an application before the court. This application asked the court to “save the services of undeserving candidates by creating supernumerary posts”

Calcutta HC further ordered the CBI to start this investigation and submit the report within this week. However, with the Supreme Court’s order, the investigation is likely to be put on hold.

What is the West Bengal Teacher Recruitment Scam?

West Bengal Teacher Recruitment Scam, also known as the SSC Scam came into light in March 2022 after irregularities were seen in the recruitment process of Teachers in West Bengal government schools. The case looks into the recruitments made by West Bengal SSC from 2014 to 2016.