CBI Raids RJD Leaders In Alleged Land For Job Scam Ahead of Bihar Floor Test | HIGHLIGHTS

Bihar: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday launched a series of raids in Bihar in an alleged land-for railways jobs case.

The raids were conducted at the properties linked to RJD MLC Sunil Singh and three MPs Ashfaque Karim, Faiyaz Ahmed and Subodh Roy.

RJD leader Rabri Devi lashed out at the BJP over CBI raids at the residence of leaders in connection with the “land for job” scams.


  • Rabri Devi pointed out that “They (BJP) are scared as a new government is formed under the leadership of Nitish Kumar.”
  • She further added that they hold majority and won’t be scared of BJP.
  • Talking about the raids, she added that this is not the first time that they are facing raids.”
  • CBI raid underway at the residence of former RJD MLC Subodh Roy in Patna.
  • Useless to say that it’s raid by ED or IT or CBI, it’s a raid by BJP. They work under BJP now, their offices run with BJP script. Today is Floor Test (in Bihar Assembly) & what’s happening here? It has become predictable: RJD RS MP Manoj Jha on CBI raids on 2 RJD leaders in Patna
  • CBI raid underway at the residence of RJD MP Ashfaque Karim, in Patna
  • “It is being done intentionally. There is no meaning to it. They are doing it thinking that out of fear, MLAs will come in their favour,” says Singh, RJD MLC and Chairman of Biscomaun Patna.
  • Separately, searches were conducted by the Central Bureau of Investigation today at multiple locations in Bihar and Ranchi in Jharkhand in its ongoing investigation in connection with illegal mining and extortion.
  • The raids are being conducted after the interrogation of Pankaj Mishra who is MLA representative of CM Hemant Soren.
  • The locations are linked to one Prem Prakash, who is believed to have strong connections with politicians.
  • Earlier, on July 19, the ED arrested Pankaj Mishra. A Special PMLA Court at Ranchi had remanded him to ED custody till August 1.
  • Previously, the ED had seized and frozen cash amounting to Rs 13.32 crore lying in 50 bank accounts, Rs 5.34 crore unaccounted cash, illegally operated stone crushers and also seized various incriminating documents which it claimed belonged to Pankaj Mishra, Dahoo Yadav and their associates, under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002 after searches at 21 locations in Sahibganj, Barhet, Rajmahal, Mirza Chauki and Barharwa on July 8.

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