NEW DELHI & PATNA, Mar. 10, (TBINN)
Enforcement Directorate (E.D.) today conducted searches in multiple cities of Bihar and other locations, including premises of former chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav’s three daughters and Rashtriya Janta Dal’s leaders, in connection with a money laundering investigation into the Land for Jobs Scam Case.
Searches are covering the premises linked to Lalu’s daughters Ragini Yadav, Chanda Yadav and Hema Yadav and former R.J.D.’s M.L.A. Abu Dojana in Patna, Phulwari Sharif, Delhi-N.C.R., Ranchi and Mumbai, officials said.
The case pertains to people allegedly given employment in the Railways in return for land parcels gifted or sold at cheap rates to Yadav Family and its associates, they said.
The C.B.I. has filed a charge-sheet in the case against Lalu, his wife and 14 others under charges of criminal conspiracy and provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act. All the accused have been summoned on March 15, 2023, officials informed.
But, back-to-back visits by officials of E.D., that too within just couple of days, raises concern.