Teacher held over providing fake papers
Kolkata: A person who submitted forged documents, during his joining and continued as an assistant teacher at a government aided school for two days, has been arrested by the Howrah police.
Police said the accused, Tarun Chakraborty joined Amarendra Vdyapith in Uttarpara on April 23 showing forged appointment letter.
After seeing the appointment letter, the headmaster of the school suspected that this could be fake and he submitted a photocopy of the letter to the DI office.
After examining the photocopy of the appointment letter, the DI office on Tuesday informed the school authorities categorically that the appointment letter was fake. When the accused teacher came to school on the Tuesday, the school authorities reported the matter to the local police station.
The accused was held by the police and was taken to the police station.
After prolonged interrogation, Chakraborty was arrested on the charges of cheating and submitting forged documents to the school, where he wanted to join as a teacher.
During the interrogation, the accused told the police that he got the appointment letter from one
person whom he had given around Rs 6 lakh.
Chakraborty also pleaded his innocence in the face of interrogation.
He claimed that one person told him that he could provide him with a job in exchange of money.
The youth whom he had paid the money also stated that he had connections with top officials of the state education department and had already provided jobs to many youth.
Police are investigating if the accused had duped others.
They are not ruling out the possibility of the accused being cheated by the person who had given money. Cops are investigating if Chakraborty had been duped by a fake job racket operating from the state.