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Five held in connection with Bihar toilet scam

IANS  |  Patna 

Five people, including two officials, were arrested on Wednesday for misappropriating funds to the tune of over Rs 13.50 crore meant for construction of toilets in the state capital, a senior official said.

Patna Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Manu Maharaj told media persons here that five people were arrested in connection with the toilet scam.

"Police have arrested them and more will be arrested soon" he added.

Cases were earlier filed against two officials and four NGOs for misappropriating funds meant for construction of toilets in the state capital, a senior official said.

According to officials, the scam under "Lohiya Swachh Abhiyan" during 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 was detected by district officials. It was found that money meant for the beneficiaries was routed through four NGOs instead of making it available directly and there is no record that it finally reached the real beneficiaries.

Opposition RJD has been blaming Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for the toilet scam.

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First Published: Wed, November 15 2017. 16:30 IST
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