Patna: The central bureau of investigation (CBI) has registered seven more FIRs in connection with the over Rs 1,400-crore Srijan scam.
The fresh FIRs were lodged against office-bearers of Bhagalpur-based NGO Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti and others. They have been booked under sections 34, 120B, 406, 409, 419, 420, 467, 468 and 471 of IPC. NGO has its head office at Sabour in Bhagalpur district.
Then and present branch managers and employees of a Bhagalpur branch of the Indian Bank and all the Srijan officials have been booked for illegal transfer of government funds from government to Srijan’s accounts and its misuse.
The second FIR has been registered against then land acquisition officer of Banka district, nazir (clerk), branch manager of Bhagalpur Central Cooperative Bank Limited, branch manager of Bank of Baroda, the Indian Bank besides all Srijan office-bearers. Three similar FIRs were lodged in Patna. “With the seven FIRs, the total number of Srijan cases has gone up to 25,” a source in the CBI said.
The CBI reportedly stepped up its investigation after the main Opposition party – RJD – alleged that the investigating agency was trying to shield the main accused – Priya and her husband Amit Kumar. Both Priya and Amit, daughter in-law and son of Srijan’s founder late Manorama Devi, are still absconding.
Courtesy: The Telegraph