By Avijit Biswas
Bhagalpur: In connection with multi crore Srijan financial scam here notices related to attachment of property were affixed today in four houses of late Manaroma Devi, founder of Srijan Women Cooperative Society.
For affixing of notices issued by CBI court in name of Amit Kumar and his wife Rajani Priya respectively son and daughter-in-law of late Manorama Devi, a two-member Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team was here today.
Both Amit Kumar and his wife Rajni Priya wanted in connection with the multi crore financial scam have been absconding since scam to light. Notice related to attachment of property issued by CBI court was also affixed in house of a manager rank official of Indian Bank, wanted in connection with the scam.
The said bank manager is reported to be absconding since last six months. The process of affixing notices in houses of absconders was trumpeted to draw public attention. The CBI team was accompanied by local police.
It may be worth mentioning here more than 1900 crore rupees financial scam had come in August in 2017. It is now nearly six years the multi crore financial scam had come to light. The scam relates to illegal parking of different government department funds in Srijan Women Cooperative Society account.
The scam came to light after Rs 10.32 crore cheque of District Urban Development Authority issued by the than district magistrate bounced. Subsequent enquiry revealed funds running into crores belonging to different government departments were transferred to Srijan through banks.
As per information in audit undertaken following the scam it was revealed funds of Zila Parishad, Land Acquisition Offices at Saharsha, Banka and Bhagalpur, Welfare Department, District Rural Development Authority, District Urban Development Authority, Cooperative Bank besides some other departments were transferred to Srijan through banks.
Initially the scam was probed by EOU-SIT team. The responsibility of probe was subsequently entrusted to CBI. The probe of the multi crore financial scam is yet to be concluded. However, number of people including bank employees and government staff beside those associated with Srijan Women Cooperative Society have been interrogated and also arrested in number of cases by investigating agency in course of long drawn probe.
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Writer Avijit Biswas, former principal correspondent of Hindustan Times Bhagalpur bureau, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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