School scam: TFW applicants clash with cops, 280 detained

More than 280 qualified candidates for the 2014 TFW were arrested by police on Wednesday during their protests outside Trinamool National Congress General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee’s office on Camac Street and near Exide Crossing, demanding jobs of teacher.

As the demonstrations proceeded “without asking for prior authorization”, the police forcibly evicted the demonstrators, injuring some of them. A protester claimed a female police officer ‘bit her hand’ as she was being taken away in a police van.

Scuffles between police and protesters halted traffic at Exide Crossing, Camac Street and AJC Bose Road.

“We are qualified 2014 TFW candidates. We came here to claim our legitimate jobs as teachers. Our jobs were given to those who paid huge sums of money. Today we were beaten mercilessly by the police. A female constable bit me on the hand,” one protester said. One man, however, claimed he was beaten by police after refusing to leave the scene. “That’s the situation here. We do not have the right to demonstrate in the street. The police are beating us, he says.

Police were seen removing protesters lying under police vans to escape detention, causing chaos and unrest in the area. According to the police, more than 280 demonstrators were arrested following their unexpected agitation, and the situation was brought under control within half an hour.

The incident also led to a war of words between BJP and TMC leaders. BJP spokesman Samik Bhattacharya said, “This government has gambled with the lives of thousands of deserving candidates by selling their jobs. Mamata Banerjee’s government is the most inhuman and the most

intolerant in the country. He always tried to stop the protests of the real candidates. It happened today too. »

“Personnel of Mamata Police ‘Evil Beast’ Regiment Biting Educated, Unemployed, Deserving, Deserving, Deliberately and Illegally Deprived Teacher Candidate at Exide More; Kolkata today. Lady Kim’s regime will go down in history as the most brutal,” tweeted opposition leader Suvendu Adhikari.

TMC MP Sougata Roy said: “The police did not use truncheons on the protesters. They were heading towards Abhishek Banerjee’s office, and so the police arrested them. If they want to get jobs, they will have to go through interviews. Jobs will be provided to them in accordance with the recruitment process and not to protest in the streets.

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