Top cooperative official gave clean chit to Jayshree Thakur

Patna,(BiharTimes): The Central Bureau of Investigation probing the Funds Transfer Scam of Bhagalpur has got a letter from EOU purportedly written by a top official of the cooperative department giving a clean chit to then additional district magistrate Jayshree Thakur, who held charge of land acquisition officer of Banka, in the case related to deposit of money in the accounts of Srijan cooperative bank for women in 2013.

Thakur, who was recently terminated by the state government and who has been absconding, had deposited Rs 7.32 lakh in the Srijan cooperative bank for women in 2013. The money deposited by her was also seized.

The hands of the EOU officials––who initially started investigation––were tied as the cooperative department, which is the competent authority to look into the affairs of the cooperative societies functioning under its jurisdiction, found no illegality in Thakur becoming a member of a cooperative despite being a public servant and depositing money in its account.

The EOU, according to reports, had sought clarifications on three points from the cooperative department in case of Thakur. The officials of the cooperative department were asked to explain whether it was legal for a public servant to become a member of any cooperative society, the maximum amount of money that can be deposited in its account and the amount that can be given to the member as loan.





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