Land For Job Scam: ED Detects Rs 600 Cr In Proceeds Of Crime In Raid At Lalu Prasad’s Family

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New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate on Saturday said it has seized “unaccounted cash” of Rs 1 crore, foreign currency including US$ 1900, 540 gms gold bullion and more than 1.5 kg of gold jewellery after it raided RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s family in connection with the railways land for job scam linked money laundering case.

According to ED, searches resulted in the detection of proceeds of crime amounting to Rs 600 Crore approximately at this point in time.

“Probe under way to unearth more investments made on behalf of Lalu Prasad’s family in real estate, other sectors,” the ED said.

The ED had launched raids on Friday at as many as 24 locations linked to Prasad’s family members including that of his son and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav in Delhi.

On Friday, the ED team raided Tejashwi’s New Delhi residence and questioned Tejashwi for 11 hours, the ED action came days after a CBI team questioned Lalu Prasad, his wife Rabri Devi in connection with the case.

CBI has already filed a chargesheet in the case against Lalu Prasad, Rabri Devi and 14 others.

Three people till now have been arrested in connection with the case, Bhola Yadav who was an officer on special duty to Lalu Prasad when he was the railway minister, Hridayanand Chaudhary, a railway employee and an alleged beneficiary of the scandal, and Dharmendra Rai, another alleged beneficiary.

(With Agency Inputs)




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