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Srijan Scam: IT Department Raids Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Modi's Sister Rekha Modi's Residence

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| September 6 , 2018 , 18:50 IST

The Income Tax Department in Bihar raided the home of Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi’s sister Rekha Modi on Thursday while probing the 1900 crore rupees Srijan Scam case. Rekha is a

A police officer familiar with the investigation told the media, ”A team of the IT Department raided Rekha Modi's residence -- a flat in Saraswati Apartment at posh commercial S.P. Verma road here. The team conducted searches in connection with the Srijan scam.”

According to the police, Rekha Modi is accused of purchasing huge jewellery gifts from the kingpin of multi-crore Srijan scam that is being probed by the CBI.

Opposition Leader Tejashwi Yadav has repeatedly alleged that Sushil Modi's family has direct links with the accused in the multi-crore Srijan scam case involving an NGO that allegedly pilfered funds meant for government welfare schemes.

"Sushil Modi's sister Rekha Modi and niece Urvashi Modi received crores of rupees from Srijan scam," the former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister had said earlier this year in a series of tweets, attaching the statement of Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti Ltd's Indian Bank's Bhagalpur branch account in which few transactions showed the names of Rekha Modi and Urvashi Modi.

The Srijan scam involves Bhagalpur-based NGO Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti Ltd, which used to provide vocational training to women. The NGO allegedly pilfered funds meant for government welfare schemes from the bank accounts of the Bhagalpur district administration.

It has been alleged that a large amount of government funds were fraudulently transferred into its accounts between 2004 and 2014. The NGO used to provide vocational training to women in Bhagalpur and its office is located in Sabour block of the district.

Nitish Kumar had on August 18, 2017 recommended a CBI probe into the scam after RJD chief Lalu Prasad accused him of "murdering democracy" in Bihar.

Earlier in 2017, the CBI registered 10 cases related to the scam and filed four fresh cases in June this year.

(With IANS Inputs)