Friday, December 1, 2017

Funds scam: CBI raids Srijan office at Sabour

A team of CBI officials on Saturday raided the Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti (SMVSS) office at Sabour in connection with the multi-crore scam related to transfer of government funds to the bank accounts of the NGO.
During its six-hour raid, the CBI, which took up the investigation from the special investigation team of Economic Offences Unit, interrogated SMVSS employees, including its assistant manager Sunita Mishra, accountant Bindu Thakur and others. The team gathered vital clues about the modus operandi of the scam adopted by the SMVSS, government officials, bank employees, netas and businessmen, who exploited government money parked in different banks.
The CBI team also gathered information from the hidden files at the SMVSS office, sources said, adding officials of the central probe agency took note of several photographs of the state government officials, politicians, businessmen and self-styled social workers with SMVSS founder late Manorama Devi, her daughter-in-law and present secretary of the NGO Priya Kumar alias Rajni Priya and son Amit Kumar.

Those under CBI lens are Arun Kumar, district welfare officer, Arun Kumar Singh, retired chief manager of Bank of Baroda, Prem Kumar (stenographer of Bhagalpur DM), Rakesh Yadav, Rakesh Jha, Ajay Pandey (officials of Indian Bank), Satish Jha, Sarita Jha (Srijan), Banshidhar Jha (proprietor of a printing press), Binod Singh (driver of Ajay Pandey), Atul Kumar Raman (Bank of Baroda), Pankaj Kumar Jha (cooperative officer, Supaul), Vijay Kumar Gupta (Banka Central Cooperative Bank) and retired branch manager of Cooperative Bank Sudhanshu Kumar Das.
Former land acquisition officer and retired ADM Rajiv Ranjan Singh, secretary of SMVSS Priya Kumar, Amit Kumar (husband of Priya Kumari), expelled BJP leader Bipin Sharma, RLSP leader Dipak Verma, businessmen P K Ghosh, N V Raju, Kishore Ghosh and managing committee members of the NGO, including its president Subhalaxmi Prasad, Seema Devi, Jasima Khatoon, Rajrani Verma, Aparna Verma, Rubi Kumari, Rani Devi, Sunita Devi and Suna Devi are also under CBI scanner.

Sources said CBI officials have prepared inventories of the files of different government departments besides seizing pen-drives, computers, hard-disks and incriminating documents from the offices and business establishments of the absconding accused persons.
The district administration officials refused to comment on the CBI raid.

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