Lalu demands CBI probe and sacking of Dy CM in NGO case
RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Saturday demanded a CBI probe into an alleged embezzlement of over Rs 600 crore of government funds by a Bhagalpur-based NGO. Senior Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar said the amount of fraudulent withdrawal of government funds has gone upto over Rs 600 crore so far in an investigation which was being carried out by the Economic Offence Unit (EOU).
On August 10 Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh had said that the amount of government funds that were embezzled by the NGO was around Rs 302.70 crore which might rise further.
Prasad told reporters that the figure of embezzeled funds had reached Rs 1000 crore and claimed that the money had also gone out of the state besides being invested in real estate and other places.
"One can not deny the money laundering aspect. There is the involvement of banks also and hence a state govenrment agency is not capable of carrying out the probe in a fair manner," he claimed.
"So, we demand a CBI probe into the scam. Everything will become clear if the CBI carries out probes... We will also request the CAG to do a special audit in this connection. The Enforcement Directorate can also probe it," he said. He also demanded the dismissal of Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi from the government for his alleged links with the NGO's founder.