Land For Jobs Scam: Former Bihar CM Rabri Devi appears before ED

Land For Jobs Scam: Former Bihar CM Rabri Devi appears before ED

The former Railway minister's wife was previously questioned by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and now ED is recording her statement under money laundering charges.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Thursday, May 18, 2023, 01:04 PM IST
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Former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi appeared before Enforcement Directorate in Delhi in connection with the alleged land-for-jobs scam case. Former Railway minister Lalu Yadav's wife was previously questioned by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and now ED is recording her statement under money laundering charges, media reports stated.

The CBI also carried out raids at nine locations from Bihar to Delhi-NCR belonging to Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Yadav's close aides in connection with the case.

"Raids were conducted at RJD Rajya Sabha MP Prem Chandra Gupta, former RJD MLA Arun Yadav, and RJD MLA Kiran Devi's residences in Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Patna, Bhojpur and Ara in Bihar in connection with the alleged land-for-jobs scam," CBI was quoted in a report by news agency ANI.

Land-for-jobs scam occurred when Lalu Yadav was Railway Min

The alleged scam occurred when Lalu Yadav was Railway Minister between 2004 and 2009. Apart from the RJD leader, the chargesheet also includes the name of the then Railway General Manager.

In lieu of getting them appointed in the Railways, Lalu Prasad Yadav allegedly got lands transferred owned by candidates and their family members in the names of his wife Rabri Devi and daughter Misa Bharti for sale consideration which was much lesser than the prevailing circle rates as well as the prevailing market rates.

CBI filed charge sheet last year

The CBI filed the chargesheet in October last year, against former Bihar chief ministers Lalu Prasad, Rabri Devi, their daughter Misa Bharti and 13 others in the land-for-jobs scam.

According to the CBI, the people were first recruited as substitutes in Group D posts in the Railways and were regularised when their families made a land deal.

The CBI is probing the allegations of taking land for a bribe in lieu of a job in the Railways.

At the same time, ED is investigating the case of money laundering. The CBI also filed a chargesheet in this case.

With agency inputs

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