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Masterminds will be nabbed: Kuntal

TMC youth leader was arrested for recruitment scam

Statesman News Service | Kolkata |

Trinamul Congress youth leader Kuntal Ghosh, who was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on 21 January in connection with the multi-crore teacher recruitment scam, told mediapersons on Wednesday that he is confident that someday the masterminds of the scam will be arrested. Ghosh was taken to a hospital from ED’s office in Salt Lake for the purpose of a medical examination on Wednesday. “Corruption is sky-high.

Let there be a proper investigation and everything will be revealed. The names of the masterminds in the matter will surface. It will be revealed who is guilty and who is not. A grand conspiracy has been hatched in the matter, which is the biggest in recent times,” Ghosh told waiting mediapersons while coming out of the hospital. However, he did not specify who these ‘masterminds’ are.

Meanwhile, the ED quizzing of Tapas Mondal and Kuntal Ghosh, face-to-face in connection with the bribery charges led to an acknowledgement of sorts as having received the said amount by Ghosh, claimed a source in the ED.

Conversely, Mondal too, claimed the source, gave in to the persistent cross-examination by the agency as he is believed to have conceded to the agency officers that he had met Ghosh at his residence. Now, the question doing the rounds is that whether Ghosh’s reference to masterminds is hidden in the symbolic scripts in the diary that the ED recovered from his residence at the time of his arrest.

The ED is currently trying hard to decipher the symbolic scripts, which they think will lead to further clues regarding involvement of more influential persons in the scam. The investigating officers are especially inquisitive about two circled and short symbolic scripts, namely ‘SA’ and ‘PS’, which they believe to be initials of two individuals having some links to the transactions of scam proceeds.

Besides the diary, the ED is also examining the contents of three pen-drives recovered from Ghosh’s residence at the time of his arrest.