PATNA: RJD chief Lalu Prasad today claimed to have procured sufficient documents in the multi-crore Srijan scam and announced to move the Supreme Court seeking monitoring of the ongoing CBI probe into the scam.
“Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi are directly involved in the scam. We will move the Supreme Court soon requesting the latter to monitor the probe,” Prasad told the media on Tuesday.
He alleged the chief minister had prior knowledge of the scam but he kept it under wraps for full one month for which he needs to tender explanations to the masses.
“Nitish Kumar was blackmailed by BJP to frame him in a scam and he was put under tremendous pressure to finalise a deal to dump RJD and Congress and form a government with BJP. Look, how many times Nitish Kumar had visited Delhi in July 2017. He surrendered to BJP to save himself,” Prasad alleged.
He said he would not sit idle he sees the chief minister was sent behind the bars.
He alleged the state government didn’t stop transfer of government money to the account of Bhagalpur-based Srijan, an NGO, even after an order to this effect was issued by a DM in 2006 and alleged one of the accused officials was even given JD-U ticket to contest elections from Sasarm Lok Sabha seat.