CBI is planning to take contractor Jai Bhushan Singh, an accused in Bokaro Steel Limited’s CSR scam, into remand for questioning.
Singh, who surrendered at the court of CBI special judge Nikesh Kumar Sinha in Dhanbad on Wednesday, was sent to jail. The CBI is now getting ready to move court to get his custody so that they can grill him about the Rs 1.64-crore scam in which money sanctioned for corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects at a Tupkadih village was siphoned off.
“We will interrogate Singh to find out details like under whose order Bokaro Steel handed over the contract to him and also released money even though no work was done,” Dhanbad CBI SP P.K. Manjhi said.
The case dates back to 2008 when Bokaro Steel under former managing director V.K. Srivastav adopted the village as part of its CSR activities.
Several other scams related to promotions, purchase of medicines and health camps allegedly took place during the tenure of V.K. Srivastav.
As a part of investigations into the medicine scam, on Thursday, two CBI teams, led by its DSP V. Lakra, opened the locker of deputy general manager (CSR) of Bokaro Steel Limited D.P. Roy, also the director of Bokaro General Hospital, at a bank in Bokaro’s Sector IV. Jewellery and documents were seized.
According to the officers, the papers related to investments in real estate and purchase of medicines for camps organised under CSR in 2008 and 2009.