New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday carried out searches at multiple locations in Delhi, Mumbai and Patna in connection with the Land for Job scam case.
Along with this, the ED team has also reached the house of former RJD MLA Abu Dojana in Patna and raids are going on. Former MLA Abu Dojana is a builder by profession.
Two days ago, the CBI team questioned Lalu Yadav in Delhi. On Friday, the ED conducted raids in two states including houses of Yadav’s three daughters.
Sources said that Hema, Ragini and Chanda’s house raided by ED in Delhi. A ED team has also reached the Delhi residence of Tejashwi Yadav, the son of Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and Lalu Yadav.
What is land for job scam?
The case pertains to alleged group D jobs in the railways in exchange for gifting land or selling land to Lalu Prasad’s family during his tenure as railway minister between 2004 and 2009.
The FIR alleged that some people were appointed to Group-D posts during 2004-2009 in various zones of the railways located in Mumbai, Jabalpur, Kolkata, Jaipur and Hajipur and in return, they or their family members gave their land in the name of Lalu Yadav and a company called AK Infosystems Private Limited. The company was later taken over by Prasad’s family members.
It has also been alleged that Lalu Prasad’s family members in Patna took 1,05,292 square feet of land from people through five sale deals, two gift deals. For this, vendors were asked to pay in cash. The price of this land is the current ‘circle rate’; According to the CBI, the land was sold to Lalu Prasad’s family at a much lower price than this.