The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is probing the teacher recruitment irregularities in West Bengal, conducted searches at the headquarters of the education department near Kolkata on Friday, officials said.
It searched several computers and went through various documents at different offices in Bikash Bhawan in Salt Lake’s DF Block, they said.
The agency also sealed a warehouse of the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE), they added.
It seized multiple documents from the sixth floor of the building where education minister Bratya Basu's office is located, officials said.
The CBI team also spoke to some officials during the raid on the sixth floor.
The education minister could not be reached immediately.
The central agency earlier arrested former West Bengal School Service Commission (WBSSC) chairman Subires Bhattacharyya, former WBBSE chairman Kalyanmoy Ganguly and former SSC adviser Shanti Prasad Sinha in connection with illegal appointments of teachers.
Former education minister Partha Chatterjee is also in CBI custody after being arrested by ED in July in connection with the irregularities.
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