CBI to probe mid-day meals funds swindle
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case to probe the alleged illegal transfer of ₹100 crore from a Jharkhand government’s State Bank of India account to a construction company.
The money was meant for the mid-day meal programme.
On Wednesday, the CBI conducted searches on the premises of the accused persons and the company, Bhanu Construction, in Ranchi.
Among those named in the FIR are the company, its partners Sanjay Kumar Tiwari and Suresh Kumar, and the then deputy bank manager Ajay Oraon of the Hatia branch in Ranchi. The manager has been suspended following allegations.
According to the agency, the deputy manager with the bank’s business development unit illegally transferred more than ₹100 crore to the private company from the account of the ‘Rajya Madhyan Bhojan Pradhikaran’.