PATNA: The CBI will very soon take over the Rs1000 crore Srijan scam involving transfer of government funds to the account of a Bhagalpur-based NGO in BIhar.
Reports said the centre has accepted the recommendation of the Bihar government to get the scam probed by India’s premier investigating agency.
Reports quoting media sources said the Department of Personnel and Training has issued a notification in this regard and the CBI has accepted to investigate the scam involving many political bigwigs.
The development comes a week after Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar recommended for a CBI probe into the scam.
The chief minister made the recommendation for the CBI investigation after holding a meeting with the home secretary, chief secretary, director general of police and DIG of Economic Offences Wing last week.
The announcement came hours after the Leader of opposition in Bihar assembly Tejashwi Yadav accused the state government of shielding the corrupt after he was denied permission to hold a meeting in Bhagalpur today.
The RJD was quick to question Nitish Kumar’s zero-tolerance policy towards corruption after the state government denied the permission for the meeting.
The SIT of Bihar police probing the scam involving public embezzlement of government money by a Bhagalpur-based NGO named Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti has so far arrested more than a dozen persons including the stenographer of Bhagalpur DM.
On Wednesday, RJD chief Lalu Prasad had accused the SIT of destroying the evidence related to the scam and sought for resignation of chief minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi for a fair investigation.