Bengal teacher recruitment scam: TMC MLA Manik Bhattacharya remanded to 14-day ED custody

Debjit Mukherjee, Kolkata: TMC MLA Manik Bhattacharya, who was arrested by ED in connection with the West Bengal teacher`s recruitment scam, has been remanded to 14-day ED custody. He will now be presented before the same court on October 25.

ED sources said that from the mobile phone of Bhattacharya, the ED sleuths have some WhatsApp message exchanges with two numbers one saved in the name of “RK” and the other in the name of “DD”. “Such conversations were regarding the final merit list in recruitment. Now we are trying to track the persons against whom such numbers were registered,” an ED official said.