The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday connected belongings value over ₹6 crore linked to kin of RJD chief Lalu Prasad within the Nationwide Capital Area (NCR) and Bihar’s capital Patna within the land-for-jobs case, in accordance with a press launch issued by the federal probe company.
The ED assertion stated that the property at New Pals Colony within the nationwide capital, registered within the identify of M/S A B Exports non-public Restricted, was proven to have been acquired in 2011 at a worth of mere ₹4 lakh. “Regardless of being declared because the registered company workplace of assorted firms beneath the management of the Yadav household, the identical is getting used solely for the residential functions, which was additionally revealed in the course of the search operation carried out on the stated premises on March 10, 2023,” the press launch stated.
Two land parcels located at Mahuabagh (Danapur), of which one every is owned by Rabri Devi and M/s AK Infosystems Pvt Ltd, have additionally been connected, in addition to a land parcel at Bihta owned by Misa Bharti, the ED stated.
“The company has provisionally connected six immovable belongings situated at New Delhi, Ghaziabad and Patna, having guide worth of ₹6.02 crore,” the assertion stated.
ED’s motion comes round a month after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed a contemporary cost sheet within the land for jobs case, during which it has been alleged that in his tenure as railway minister from 2004-09, Lalu Prasad gave away railways jobs illegally to some individuals in trade for land parcels that have been gifted or offered to him and his kin at closely discounted costs.
The cost sheet, filed on July 3, was towards Prasad, his spouse and former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi and son and incumbent deputy CM Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, in addition to others.
This was the primary time that Tejashwi’s identify was included among the many accused within the case.
In line with the CBI, no commercial or public discover was issued for the appointments, however some Patna residents have been appointed as “substitutes” in railways in Mumbai, Jabalpur, Kolkata, Jaipur and Hajipur.
The ED is probing the the cash laundering angle within the case.
Earlier, the company had searched 24 places in Delhi NCR, Patna, Mumbai and Ranchi, together with residences of Lalu Prasad’s relations. The company had claimed to have recovered unaccounted money of ₹1 crore, in addition to gold and jewelry and incriminating paperwork.