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Srijan scam: CBI charge sheets name 12 people

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

The 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 of special magistrate Gayatri Kumari against six persons -- Manorama Devi, who died in February; Sarita Jha (manager, Srijan), Kumar Pandey (clerk with Indian Bank), (Branch Manager, of Baroda), Rakesh Kumar Jha (Nazir in the District Land Office) and

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

Mohammad Sarfarazuddin (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 (a driver of a 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 CBI judge Kumar Srivastava's

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

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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First Published: Thu, November 09 2017. 20:28 IST