Srijan Scam: I-T Dept Raids Residence of Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Modi's Cousin
Raids were also conducted at some places in Bhagalpur, where crores of rupees were fraudulently withdrawn from the treasury and transferred to the account of Srijan NGO, sources said.
File photo of Sushil Kumar Modi. (PTI)
Patna: Income Tax department sleuths on Thursday conducted a raid at the residence of Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi's cousin in connection with the multi-crore Srijan scam, official sources said.
The sleuths were accompanied by police personnel during the raid at Rekha Modi’s SP Verma Road house. Raids were also conducted at some places in Bhagalpur, where crores of rupees were fraudulently withdrawn from the treasury and transferred to the account of Srijan NGO, the sources said.
The scam is being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Opposition parties in Bihar have been alleging that Rekha Modi, a social activist, was involved in the scam. Congress MLC Prem Chandra Mishra and RJD MLA Bhai Virendra have termed the action as delayed and demanded that the deputy chief minister resign from his post. Their contention is that he himself is in the habit of demanding resignations whenever the name of someone even remotely related to a political opponent crops up in a scandal.
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.
Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro and gain access to curated markets data, trading recommendations, equity analysis, investment ideas, insights from market gurus and much more. Get Moneycontrol PRO for 1 year at price of 3 months. Use code FREEDOM.
Recommended For You
- Bajaj Discover Modified into a Cafe Racer Can Challenge The Royal Enfield Continental GT 650
- Streaming Now: 13 Reasons Why You Should Watch Man Vs Wild
- No, You Aren’t Supposed to Do That: Saif Ali Khan to Paparazzi
- Woman Whose Rendition of Lata Mangeshkar Classic Went Viral Records Song
- Jio Effect: Tata Sky Broadband Offers 6 Months Additional Usage on Annual Plans