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Official concerned trying to sniff any possibility of involvement of district supply officer (DSO) Bhagalpur in Srijan scam!
Trouble seems to be ahead of Devendra Kumar Darad, DSO, Bhagalpur who is under the scanner of state vigilance department for recovery of huge disproportionate property from his possession recently. State vigilance department has sniffed off something fishy and apprehended his possible link with Srijan scam.
State vigilance department which recently conducted raids at the residences of Darad at three places in Patna along with the official residence at Bhagalpur recently, recovered huge properties of more than Rs 1.47 crores in his possession. Besides, two flats both at Patna and Gaya along with 19 valuable plots in his name and in the name of his wife was also recovered by the vigilance team.
Sources from the department said that it could be possible that the officer might develop nexus with Srijan people like other officials posted at Bhagalpur and enjoyed the forbidden fruits of the scam. “The officer must had some extra income otherwise he might not had accumulated such huge properties, that’s why we suspect any possible connection with Srijan with Darad,” the source pointed out.
A local level officer of vigilance department said that investigation has been started for search out any link of Srijan with Darad or not. “If there would some discloser, the matter would be referred to CBI since the agency has been conducting the investigation in Srijan scam,” the officer said here.
“Our suspect is very genuine as Bhagalpur has already witnessed the connection of several government officials with Srijan and many of them accumulated huge properties,” he added further. Arun Kumar, the than district welfare officer, Bhagalpur and Pankaj Kumar, the than district cooperative officer, Supoul was arrested by the SIT here in September 17 and presently locked inside the jail for their involvement in embezzlements of huge government money by Srijan scam. Prior to the exposer of Srijan scam vis-a visa arresting of Pankaj Kumar from Supoul, he was under the scanner of vigilance after recovery of disproportionate property from his possession. However at that time vigilance failed to established the illegal sources of accumulating properties by Pankaj Kumar but finally with the unearth of Srijan scam, everything became crystal clear, the vigilance officer pointed out.
Darad was not available for his comment as he is on leave. He also extended his leave for next one week.