Srijan scam: CBI registers another FIR, alleging embezzlement of about 100 crores

CBI has registered another case in the Srijan scam. This case is of embezzlement of Rs 99 crore 88 lakh 69 thousand 830 from the bank account of the welfare department. In the new cases registered in the court of Special Judicial Magistrate of CBI on Wednesday, in RC 10 (AA) 21, the then manager of Bank of Baroda's Dr RP Road branch, Indian Bank's Patal Babu Road branch and Bank of India's Khalifabagh branch and concerned All the officeholders of Karmi and Srijan have been made accused.

It is alleged that the amount was embezzled with their connivance. Earlier on December 23, 2020, District Welfare Officer Shyam Prasad Yadav had lodged an FIR in the Kotwali police station. Based on this, the CBI has taken action.

In the case of Srijan, the audit team of the Accountant General conducted a special audit for the period between 2007 and 2017. In this, additional embezzlement of Rs 99 crore 88 lakh 69 thousand 830 was caught. On this, the DM had sent a letter to the headquarters on March 6, 2020. On the basis of this letter, the Joint Secretary of the SC-ST Welfare Department sent a request to the CBI to investigate the matter by sending it to the Home Department.

CBI is already investigating in Srijan case. But the Home Department suggested that first register an FIR as per rules, then its copy can be sent to CBI. After this, the Joint Secretary of the SC-ST Welfare Department sent a letter to the DM on December 10, 2020, directing him to register an FIR by nominating the plaintiff from the level of District Welfare Branch or DM. On this basis, the DM directed the District Welfare Officer to register an FIR by naming the plaintiff. Then FIR was registered.