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Srijan Scandal

In the heart of Bihar, an NGO called Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti Limited, allegedly misappropriated an estimated Rs 700 crore of government funds by fudging records over the last ten years. The scam came into light after Srijan founder secretary Manorama Devi died earlier this year. Also known as 'Srijan Didi', Manorama shared close links with government officials, senior bureaucrats, bank employees, and businessmen. An investigation by The Indian Express has revealed how Manorama transferred funds to NGO's accounts through fake third-party endorsements and by using 'forged cheques.' The Bhagalpur police has so far lodged nine FIRs and arrested 12 persons in the case. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has also ordered a CBI probe into the scam.


Srijan scam: I-T searches house of Sushil Modi’s estranged cousin

September 07, 2018 4:17 am

Before the Srijan case was transferred to the CBI, a special investigation team of Bihar Police had found evidence of transaction between the bank accounts of Srijan and Rekha and her daughter.

Trader files defamation case against Lalu Prasad Yadav, Tejaswi for making 'wild' allegations in Srijan scandal

September 19, 2017 7:01 pm

The complainant claimed that Lalu and Tejaswi, the leader of the opposition in the Bihar Assembly, lowered his prestige by making the "wild" allegation about his involvement in the Srijan NGO scam and demanded his arrest.

Nitish dig at Lalu: Those doubting CBI probe in Srijan can move court

September 12, 2017 2:47 am

The scam involves siphoning of government funds for over a decade by a Bhagalpur-based NGO, Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti Limited.

Srijan scam: Congress demands Nitish Kumar resignation

August 24, 2017 5:22 am

Congress said the involvement of the Chief Minister in the scam cannot be “denied” and said the probe should be monitored by the high court. It also demanded the resignation of Nitish as well as his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi to ensure a fair probe

Bihar NGO scam: Uproar in both Houses of Bihar Legislature

August 22, 2017 5:56 pm

The Speaker adjourned the house till 2 pm. As the assembly sat after the recess, RJD members again raised the issue and insisted that it should be taken up first and created ruckus in the house forcing the speaker to adjourn the house for the day.

Srijan scandal accused Mahesh Mandal dies in Bhagalpur hospital

August 21, 2017 9:32 am

Mahesh Mandal worked as a conduit between the bank, government and Srijan providing original bank statements to Manorama Devi (Founder Secretary of Srijan).

Bihar’s 700-cr Srijan Scandal part III: Red flags raised four years ago, govt probe headed nowhere

August 21, 2017 8:07 am

An investigation by The Indian Express shows that at the heart of the scam is Srijan founder Manorama Devi, who allegedly operated right under the government’s nose, sharing the stage with ministers and flaunting her links with senior bureaucrats, businessmen and politicians.

Bihar’s Srijan Scandal part II: At heart of Srijan scam is rise and rise of its founder

August 22, 2017 9:39 am

Bihar Srijan scam: 20 years ago, Manorama Devi started with 2 sewing machines, 1 room

How a Bihar NGO siphoned off crores in govt funds under govt nose — with some help

August 21, 2017 8:06 am

Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti Limited, providing vocational training to women and selling pickles, allegedly pilfered funds from Bhagalpur district administration’s various accounts for at least half a dozen welfare schemes.