Land for jobs scam.. Illegal wealth of Rs. 600 crores to Lalu family members: ED


First Published Mar 12, 2023, 4:21 AM IST

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted searches at several premises belonging to Lalu Prasad and his family as part of the Land for Jobs scam case. The ED said that a large amount of corruption has been unearthed in these searches. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) said that unaccounted cash worth crores of rupees was seized. The ED said that crimes worth Rs 600 crore were uncovered in these raids.

Explain that the ED is probing former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad’s family and their associates on money laundering charges related to the land-for-job case. On Friday, the ED conducted raids in several areas related to Lalu Prasad’s son, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav and other family members. Searches were conducted in Delhi, Patna, Ranchi and Mumbai.

ED raids in 24 areas simultaneously

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has raided 24 places, including the residences of Lalu Prasad Yadav and three daughters of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders, in connection with the money laundering probe in the Land for Job scam case. The ED also raided Lalu Sandhi SP leader Jitendra Yadav’s residence in Ghaziabad. According to the details of the ED, unaccounted cash of Rs.1 crore, 1900 US dollars, 540 grams of gold and 1.5 kg of gold jewelery were seized.

ED said that all these are unaccounted for. Meanwhile, in the same case, CBI sent summons to Tejashwi Yadav and ordered him to appear before them on Saturday. But he said that he could not attend because his wife was in the hospital. RJD leader Manoj Jha alleged that in the wake of the change of government in Bihar in August last year, there were attacks on his party leaders.

In this case, the officials said that Lalu Prasad’s family was given a gift of land between 2004 and 2009 when he was the railway minister or given a job in the railways without selling it at a low price. Patna, Phulwari Sharif, Delhi-NCR, Ranchi and Mumbai in the premises of former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad’s daughters Ragini Yadav, Chandra Yadav, Hema Yadav and former RJD MLA Abu Dojana. A house in South Delhi belonging to Lalu’s younger son, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav was also raided.

ED has also taken action on Lalu’s brother-in-law Jitendra Yadav’s Ghaziabad residence. The CBI has filed a chargesheet against Lalu Yadav, his wife Rabri Devi and 14 others under the provisions of the Criminal Conspiracy and Prevention of Corruption Act. Summons will be issued to all the accused on March 15.

Last Updated Mar 12, 2023, 4:21 AM IST


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