Arrested TMC leader Anubrata Mondal's daughter asked to appear before HC

The Calcutta High Court ordered Sukanya Mondal, the TMC leader Anubrata Mondal’s daughter who was detained, to appear before it on Thursday about a claim that she and five other people were hired in elementary schools without passing the Teachers’ Eligibility Test (TET).

The petitioner claims that several people connected to Anubrata Mondal, who also serves as the chairman of the West Bengal Rural Development Authority, have received teaching positions, including Sukanya, even though she never went to the Birbhum school where she was employed, Kalikapur Primary School, where she was employed.

The petitioner said in the affidavit that Sukanya’s home received the school attendance record for her signature.

Six of the individuals listed in the affidavit were ordered by Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay to physically appear before the court on Thursday with their TET certificate and their employment letter.

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“The court will not hesitate to take serious actions against anybody who fails to attend, as commanded above,” he instructed.

In several instances involving alleged irregularities in hiring teaching and non-teaching employees in West Bengal government-sponsored and -aided schools in the state, Justice Gangopadhyay had already ordered a CBI inquiry.

The CBI detained Mondal last week in connection with a livestock smuggling case.