The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered 10 FIRs in Rs 1,000-crore Srijan scam case of Bihar, involving an NGO and government officials.
It is said several political leaders might also come under the scanner in the scam. The RLSP and the JD(U) have already suspended one leader each after their names surfaced in the scam. The premier investigating agency took over the probe into the scam, claiming that Government funds were allegedly diverted illegally to the account of Srijan NGO in Bhagalpur between 2003 and 2017 in connivance with the bank officials. The case was earlier being investigated by the Economic Offences Unit (EOU) of the Bihar Police, but it was referred to the CBI by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on August 18 after Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad leveled damaging charges against Kumar, accusing him of a “foul play” in delaying CBI investigation and “destroying” all the evidence.