Bihar, August 26: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday filed a FIR against Bhagalpur based NGO, Srijan Mahila Vikas Samiti in Srijan Scam, involving an alleged transfer of government funds to accounts of the non-government organisation in Bihar’s Bhagalpur district.
CBI FIR has also been filed against Director of Bank of Baroda (Saharsa), former director of Bank of Baroda (Bhagalpur), former cashier and head Assistant of land acquisition office (Saharsa).
The accused have been charged under sections of criminal conspiracy, cheating, cheating by impersonation, and criminal breach of trust along with forgery of valuable security for cheating, and using as genuine forged documents under IPC Sections 120-B, 406, 409, 419, 420, 467, 468 and 471 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, along with Sushil, has come under suspicion in connection with the scam.
Rashtriya Janata Dal ( RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav accused the CM Nitish Kumar of “murdering democracy” in Bihar after which a CBI probe was recommended in the case.
Lalu had also alleged of a “foul play” for delaying CBI’s investigation into the Srijan scam, in addition to accusing Nitish of ‘destroying’ all the evidence.
Meanwhile, Sushil Modi called his predecessor and Lalu Yadav’s son Tejashwi Yadav’s protests in the Assembly premises demanding the former’s resignation in connection with the Srijan scam as “shameful.”
The scam worth around Rs 1000 Crore occurred in Bihar between 2005 and 2013, at the time when Sushil Modi was the finance minister of Bihar.
A Bhagalpur NGO Srijan Mahila Sahyog Samiti, on the pretext of several welfare schemes, had embezzled crores of money from various accounts of district administration with the alleged help of government officials and bank staff.