Following a complaint filed by Arup Ratan Roy in Bidhannagar Police Station, Jay Prakash Majumdar, Bengal BJP Vice President was taken into custody for taking Rs.7.2 lakh from examinees of Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) for primary sections.
During a hunger strike demanding jobs, Majmudar promised them to help getting a job by approaching the Supreme Court and demanded Rs.10 lakhs to fight the case.But, after three months he denied taking money and also made doubtful statements during interrogation for which he was arrested.
A case has been filed against him under sections 420 (cheating) , 506 (criminal breach of trust) and 406 (criminal intimidation) of Indian Penal Code.
On 31st January 2017, the defence lawyer Bhaskar Sen has pointed that the complaint was suspicious as it had no mention of date nor year as to when his client took the money and it just states that the amount was given in two instalments.
The court has asked for TET documents to be submitted on Feb 3rdwhen it is to take up the bail application