SHIMLA , May 16 -- Three days after it registered a case in the Rs.250-crore scholarship scam in Himachal Pradesh, the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) on Wednesday confiscated financial records of 22 education institutions across the hill state and in neighbouring Haryana.

The CBI sleuths scanned accounts of private education institutions and students who availed scholarship benefits and also detected the involvement of some bank officials in the scam.

"CBI teams visited different banks and gathered details. We are scrutinising the records," probe agency's spokesman RK Gaur said.

The CBI recently registered a case against Himachal Pradesh education department officials and many private education institutes under sections 409, 419,...