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Calcutta High Court orders probe into bribe demand for teacher transfer

Ganesh Rajak said he sought a transfer to a school near his village in Purba Medinipur because his father was blind and mother was unwell

Our Legal Reporter | Published 22.04.22, 11:25 AM
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Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay of Calcutta High Court on Thursday asked the deputy inspector-general of the state criminal investigation department (DIG CID) to seize the mobile phone of a member of the managing committee of Mansuka LN High School in Paschim Medinipur and find out whether he had demanded money for granting a teacher’s prayer for transfer.

The teacher, Ganesh Rajak, said that he had sought a transfer to a school near his village in Purba Medinipur because his father is blind and mother is unwell.

“My client’s application was turned down by the school committee. But later a committee  member contacted him over the phone and demanded Rs 1.25 lakh for his transfer,” the lawyer representing the teacher told the court.

The lawyer also submitted a purported audio clip of the phone call. Justice Gangopadhyay asked DIG CID to file a report within a month.

Last updated on 22.04.22, 11:25 AM
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