Officials at Enforcement Directorate (ED) raided the residence of Lalu Yadav, his son Tejasvi and his daughters in relation to the Land-For-Job scam. Their houses at Delhi NCR, Patna, Mumbai and other 24 locations were seized. After these drives, the officials recovered an amount of 53 Lakh rupees, 1900 US dollars, 540 grams of gold biscuits and 1.5 kilograms of gold ornaments.
Meanwhile, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister, Tejashwi Yadav has also been summoned by the CBI for questioning. The ED also interrogated other close allies of Lalu Yadav, the case has been instituted after CBI filed an FIR against the Yadav family.
In this case, the CBI has registered an FIR against Lalu Yadav, Rabri Devi, the then Union Railway minister, two daughters (Ragini and Chanda) and 15 others including their relatives and servants.
As per the media reports, CBI claimed that they have proof against the family of money laundering in the Land-For-Job scam. The CBI further alleged that the family in connivance with the then GM Central Railways and CPO Central Railways engaged in the scam. They substituted the name of beneficiaries with either their names or their close aids.
ED also found a number of companies under the names of Lalu’s children, including two of his daughters and other party members.
ED also revelated that during the tenure of Lalu’s party from 2004 to 2009 many students got jobs in railway in exchange for these jobs Yadav family got possession of their lands at cheaper rates. One can have the idea of the scam from the fact that land brought for rupees 7.5 Lakh was sold for 3.5 crores.
Tejasvi was summoned as his residence in Delhi has been listed as the office of one of their infrastructure company owned by Chanda and Ragini Yadav.
The 24 raided by the ED belong to Ragini Yadav, Chanda Yadav, Hema Yadav, Navdeep Sardana, Praveen Jain, Syed Abu Dojana, AK Infosystems, Brahma City Pvt Ltd, Elite Landbase, Whiteland Corporation Pvt Ltd and Meridian Construction.