ED raids Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav’s Delhi Home in Land-for-Job Scam Case

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) raided the residence of Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav in Delhi residence in connection with the land-for-jobs scam case. The RJD leader’s residence in the New Friends colony in Delhi was searched by ED officials.

ED on Friday raided 15 locations in three states in connection with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) scam. Raids are also underway at the house of RJD leader and Lalu Prasad Yadav’s aide Abu Dojana in Bihar’s Patna.

The ED searches are underway in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Mumbai including the properties linked to Lalu Yadav and his family members.

Earlier former Bihar CM Rabri Devi and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav were questioned by the CBI in connection with this land-for-jobs scam.

It is alleged that during Lalu’s tenure as the railway minister, people were given employment in the railways in return for land parcels gifted or sold at cheap rates to the Yadav family and its associates.

The CBI has filed a chargesheet in the case against Prasad, his wife and former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi and 14 others under charges of criminal conspiracy and provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act, and all the accused have been summoned on March 15.

The CBI has alleged that Lalu Prasad Yadav, as the Minister of Railways during the period 2004-2009, had obtained pecuniary advantages in the form of the transfer of landed property in the name of his family members in return for the appointment of substitutes in Group “D” Post in different Zones of Railways.

The ED case, filed under the criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, stems from this CBI complaint.

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