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Land scam: CBI raids 12 premises of Lalu Yadav, family

07 Jul 2017 | Written by Gogona Saikia; Edited by Roma Das
Raids at Lalu Yadav's premises over land scam

On 7th July, the CBI raided at least 12 premises of RJD chief Lalu Yadav in a case related to illegal leasing of land. The searches began early morning.

Charges have been filed against him and his son Tejashwi, Bihar Deputy CM. Yadav's wife Rabri Devi, a former minister, has been included in the FIR.

Then IRCTC head PK Goyal has also been charged.

In context: Raids at Lalu Yadav's premises over land scam

07 Jul 2017Land scam: CBI raids 12 premises of Lalu Yadav, family

ChargesLalu Yadav allegedly got two-acre plot in exchange for favors

Yadav is accused of illegally facilitating the leasing land in Puri and Ranchi to businessman Harsh Kocchar to run two hotels for the railways, during his tenure as railway minister in 2004-2009.

In exchange, he allegedly got a two-acre plot in Patna. He then sold it to the wife of a party MP, Prem Gupta. Later, ownership was transferred to Yadav's wife and sons.

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ED raids Lalu's daughter Misa Bharti's farmhouse in Delhi

08 Jul 2017ED raids Lalu's daughter Misa Bharti's farmhouse in Delhi

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday conducted raids at Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharti's farmhouse in Delhi with regard to an alleged money laundering case.

Bharti and her husband Shailesh Kumar are being probed over allegations that they acquired 'benami' properties.

This raid comes just a day after Lalu Prasad Yadav and his son Tejashwi were charged with corruption by the CBI.

Lalu denies corruptionLalu alleges "political vendetta" by BJP

With fresh raids by the ED on Lalu and his family's properties, the RJD chief has said that it is a "political vendetta" by the BJP-led government at the Centre.

Lalu Prasad and his family members denied acquiring prime property across states through dubious means.

The CBI on Friday, raided 12 places across the country, including Lalu's Patna residence, over alleged money laundering charges.