Srijan scam: CBI charge sheets name 12 people

The CBI has filed three charge sheets in the Rs 1,000 crore Srijan scam against 12 people including the NGO's former chairperson Manorama Devi.

Published: 09th November 2017 08:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th November 2017 08:41 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

PATNA: The CBI has filed three charge sheets in the Rs 1,000 crore Srijan scam against 12 people including the NGO's former chairperson Manorama Devi.

The CBI's first charge sheet was filed yesterday in the court of special CBI magistrate Gayatri Kumari against six persons -- Manorama Devi, who died in February; Sarita Jha (manager, Srijan), Ajay Kumar Pandey (clerk with Indian Bank), Arun Kumar Singh (Branch Manager, Bank of Baroda), Rakesh Kumar Jha (Nazir in the District Land Acquisition Office) and Rakesh Kumar.

Two other charge sheets were filed today before the CBI special magistrate.

Mohammad Sarfarazuddin (Bank of Baroda, Bhagalpur), Arun Kumar (District Welfare Officer, Bhagalpur) and two other persons Indu Gupta and Sarita Jha were listed in the second charge sheet while Vinod Kumar (a driver of a bank official) and Taukir Qasim (Assistant Manager of Indian Bank, Bhagalpur) were named in the third.

After receiving the charge sheets, the CBI special magistrate transferred the matter along with original records to the court CBI judge Ajay Kumar Srivastava's court.

The matter would now be heard on November 13.

Notably, the CBI took over the probe into the alleged multi-crore Srijan scam relating to fraudulent transfer of government money into the account of a Bhagalpur based NGO.

Earlier, Economic Offences Unit (EOU) of Bihar Police was investigating the matter before the CBI took over the probe on recommendation of the state government.

The probe agency has submitted its charge sheets under sections of 34, 409, 420, 467, 468,471, 120B of IPC and other relevant sections of Prevention of Corruption Act.

The agency had lodged FIRs against Manorama Devi and other officials of the organisation and banks.

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