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CBI files four more cases in Srijan scam

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered four more cases against the office-bearers of Bihar-based Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti, officials of the Bank of Baroda and Indian Bank and others for alleged embezzlement of government funds.

In August last year, the CBI hadregistered 10 cases related to the scam.

The first ‘Srijan scam’ case registered on Tuesday was against Srijan president Shubhlaxmi Prasad and nine other office-bearers of the organisation.

The CBI had arraigned the then senior Bank of Baroda (Bhagalpur) branch manager, its cashier, then District Welfare Officer Arun Kumar, Srijan’s cashier, its other employees and others in the second FIR.

The then and current manager of Bank of Baroda’s Bhagalpur branch, then branch manager of Indian Bank and all office-bearers of Srijan had also been made accused in the third case.

In the fourth case, the CBI had named the then Land Acquisition Officer of Bihar’s Banka, all office-bearers of Srijan and the then branch managers of the Indian Bank and the Bank to Baroda.

The cases had been registered on a reference from the Bihar government, after the RJD targeted its former ally JD (U) and the BJP over the scam.

It was alleged that Srijan, which imparted vocational training to women, diverted government funds to its accounts between 2004 and 2013, in connivance with bank and State government officials.

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