PATNA: The officials of the Income Tax Department on Thursday raided the residence of Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi's cousin in connection with the multi-crore Srijan scam, which is being probed by the CBI.
The sleuths were accompanied by police personnel during the raid at Rekha Modi's SP Verma road residence in the afternoon.
According to sources, raids were also conducted at some places in Bhagalpur, where crores of rupees were fraudulently withdrawn from the treasury and transferred to the account of Srijan NGO, the sources said.
Bihar: Income Tax Department is conducting raids at several places in Bhagalpur in connection with #SrijanScam.
— ANI (@ANI) September 6, 2018
The scam is being currently probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Main opposition parties in Bihar including RJD and Congress have been long alleging that Rekha Modi, a social activist, was involved in the multi-crore Srijan scam.
Congress MLC Prem Chandra Mishra and RJD MLA Bhai Virendra have termed the -IT raids as 'delayed' and demanded that the deputy chief minister should immediately resign from his post.
Their argue that Sushil Modi 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.