Srijan scam: Judicial custody of 14 accused extended

A CBI special court here today extended the judicial custody of 14 people charge-sheeted in connection with the alleged fraudulent transfer of government funds to the Srijan Mahila Vikas Samiti, while granting bail to three others.

The 17 accused appeared before Special CBI Judge Ajay Kumar Srivastava who extended the judicial custody of 14 of them till November 27.

The court granted bail to Prem Kumar, Satish Kumar Jha and Rakesh Kumar, who in an application said they should be granted bail as the CBI could not file charge sheet against them within 90 days.

The court accepted their plea and granted them bail.

The CBI had on November 8 and 9 filed three chargesheets against 12 people, including late Manorama Devi, the former chairperson of Bhagalpur-based NGO Srijan Mahila Vikas Samiti.

It had earlier lodged FIRs against Devi and other officials of the NGO and banks.

As carried in PTI

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