CBI to take over alleged Rs 950-crore Bihar NGO scam probe

The scam relates to illegal diversion of the government funds over the years to Bhagalpur-based NGO Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti.

Published: 24th August 2017 07:35 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th August 2017 09:49 PM   |  A+A-

CBI main office (File | PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: With the Centre notifying a reference from the Bihar Government for a CBI probe into the Rs 950 crore Srijan scam of Bihar, the Central probe agency will soon re-register the case that was being probed by the Bihar police.  

The scam relates to illegal diversion of the government funds over the years to Bhagalpur-based NGO Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti.

The decision to hand over the probe to the CBI follows a recommendation from Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to the effect.  

CBI has received the reference from the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) to take over the investigation into the case that was being probed by the Economic Offences Unit of Bihar Police. Besides the reference from the Centre, the agency has also received documents relating to the case including the copy of the FIR and reports relating to the probe so far, sources said, adding the case will be taken over soon. 

Death of prime accused in the case Mahesh Mandal has led to a war of words between the State Government led by Nitish Kumar and the Opposition RJD. The RJD on Thursday alleged that the State Government killed six accused in the case, a charge denied by the State Government.

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