CBI finds important Srijan Scam files missing

Patna,(BiharTimes): In a surprising development the Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday found several important files related to the Rs 1,000 crore Srijan Scam are missing from the office of the Bhagalpur land acquisition officer.

According to reports the matter came to light during the interrogation of land acquisition officer Jitendra Prasad Sah by the Central Bureau of Investigation. Sah was quizzed for one-and-a-half-hour on the illegal transfer of Rs 360 crore from the account of land acquisition officer to that of Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti Limited.

Reports also said Sah provided some vital information. He is reported to have said that of Rs 360 crore that had been transferred from the account of land acquisition officer to the account of Srijan, Rs 130.54 crore was deposited back into the land acquisition officer’s acccount.

However, sources said he was tip-lipped on the missing files and documents related to acquisition of land for the bypass road in Bhagalpur.

Sah reportedly told the CBI team that the files were taken by former land acquisition officer Rajiv Ranjan Singh.

Sah assumed charge on July 6, 2016.

Rajiv is currently posted in the office of the district public grievance redressal cell in Bhagalpur. He is absconding.





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