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Delay in Trial Process for Cash-for-School-Job Case in West Bengal

The trial process for the cash-for-school-job case in West Bengal may face a delay due to the lack of necessary state government approval for officials currently in judicial custody. Although the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has submitted its charge sheet in a special court under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, the court cannot officially accept it without the required approvals from the state government for the arrested officials.

Despite reminders, the necessary approvals are yet to reach the CBI office. Legal experts explain that the trial process requires state government approvals for accused government officials, and while delays may occur, an indefinite hold is unlikely. Some suggest that after a reasonable time, the investigating agency can inform the Calcutta High Court about the state government’s reluctance and proceed according to the court’s directions.