Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials are carrying out a search at West Bengal Chief Minister Firhad Hakim’s residence in south Kolkata for alleged irregularities in recruitment carried out in civic bodies.
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“The raid is being carried out in connection with illegal municipal recruitment in Group C and Group D posts, which is being investigated as per court order,” a CBI official said. The Indian Express. The Calcutta High Court had ordered the CBI to conduct a court-supervised probe into alleged corruption in West Bengal.
The minister’s house on Peary Mohan Roy Road, Chetla, is currently surrounded by a dozen CRPF personnel. As soon as the CBI reached his residence, Hakim’s followers gathered in front of the house.
On Thursday, ED officials raided state Food and Supplies Minister Rathin Ghosh’s house in connection with the alleged recruitment scam. A total of 14 properties, including the houses of TMC leaders, were also searched.