Patna: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered an FIR against Srijan Mahila Vikas Samiti (Bhagalpur) and Bank of Baroda (Saharsa) director in connection with Srjan scam.
The CBI took over the investigation in the Bihar ‘Srijan’ scam on Thursday.
It’s alleged that government funds of over Rs 950 crore were allegedly diverted to the account of an NGO in Bhagalpur.
Additional Director General of Bihar Police SK Singhal so far 14 FIRs have been lodged and 18 accused have been arrested by the Special Investigation Team of Bihar Police, which began a probe into the scam after an order by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
Earlier, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) demanded a CBI probe into the alleged scam, however, now the Opposition party is demanding a Supreme Court-monitored CBI probe into it.
The RJD has repeatedly alleged that it is a mega scam in which government funds were transferred to private accounts between 2005 and 2013 when current Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi was finance minister and Nitish Kumar was Chief Minister.
The state police had issued a lookout notice against Priya Kumar, the secretary of the NGO Srijan Mahila Sahyog Samiti, and her husband Amit.
Priya is the daughter-in-law of Manorama Devi, the founder of the NGO. Devi died early this year after which the NGO was being run by Priya and Amit.