The CBI on Saturday questioned West Bengal Minister Paresh Adhikari for the third day in a row over his daughter Ankita’s “illegal” appointment as a primary school teacher. Calcutta High Court had on Friday fired Ankita Adhikari from her job at a state-subsidized school and asked her to return the salary she had deducted during her 41-month tenure as a teacher.
Adhikari, the Minister of Education, arrived at the office of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) around noon. 10.35 with a file that sources close to him said contained several important documents related to the appointment.
According to a CBI official, Adhikari may be asked questions related to various phone calls he had made from his cell phone regarding his daughter Ankita’s appointment.
“The calls may be related to the employment of his daughter as an assistant teacher in a primary school. Just like yesterday, we will videotape the entire interrogation, “said the CBI detective.
Mekliganj MLA was questioned for over nine hours Friday and nearly four hours Thursday night in connection with the investigation. CBI insiders said Central Agency scouts may call Ankita Adhikari for questioning next week.