Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), probing the infamous multi-crore Srijan scam, today filed chargesheet against the former land acquisition officer of Banka Jayshree Thakur and 12 other accused in special court here today.
CBI filed the chargesheet against the former district land acquisition officer of Banka Jayshree Thakur, assistant in the office of district land acquisition officer Mohammed Anees Ansari, the then branch manager of Bank of Baroda`s Bhagalpur branch Naveen Kumar Saha, assistant branch manager Sant Kumar Sinha, branch manager Sujeet Kumar Srivastava, Indian Bank`s assistant branch manager Diwakar Tigga, assistant manager Harkishan Adak, Central Cooperative Bank assistant branch manager Ashok Kumar Gupta, branch manager Vijay Kumar Sharma, assistant Balmukund Yadav, Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti Limited`s manager Sarita Jha and Central Cooperative Bank`s sub divisional auditor Satish Kumar Jha. The chargesheet was filed in the court of special CBI judge (In charge) Kumar Gunjan under various sections of Indian Penal Code and Prevention of Corruption Act.
Srijan scam is related to fraudulent withdrawal of public money to tune of crores of rupees under a criminal conspiracy in garb of execution of government schemes meant for women empowerment in Bhagalpur and Banka districts.
An FIR was registered at Banka police station in this connection in 2017. Later, CBI took over the probe into the scam in 2018.