The Income Tax department on Thursday conducted raids at the Patna residence of Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Modi’s sister Rekha in connection with the Srijan scam, reports ANI

The Rs 880 crore corruption scandal that shook Bihar relates to the Srijan Mahila Sahyog Samiti, an NGO, in whose accounts large amount of government funds were allegedly fraudulently transferred between 2004 and 2014. The office of the organization is located in Sabour block of Bihar’s Bhagalpur district.

The NGO used to provide vocational training to women in Bhagalpur. The NGO is accused of pilfering government funds from the Bhagalpur district administration’s accounts for various welfare schemes in connivance with district officials, bankers and its staff.

First Published: Sep 06, 2018 15:03 IST

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