PATNA: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has conducted raids at Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav’s Delhi home in connection with the land-for-jobs scam case, according to ndtv.com. The searches were carried out on Friday in multiple cities of Bihar as well. The money laundering investigation is linked to the same case in which RJD leaders Lalu Prasad and his wife Rabri Devi were questioned recently by the CBI, as reported by PTI. The officials conducting the searches are covering some leaders linked to the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in towns like Patna and Phulwari Sharif.
ED searches several locations in Bihar, including of some RJD functionaries, in land for jobs 'scam' linked money laundering case: Officials— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) March 10, 2023
The case pertains to the allegations of people being 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 already filed a charge sheet against Prasad, his wife, and former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi, along with 14 others under charges of criminal conspiracy and provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act. All the accused have been summoned on March 15, according to officials.
The ED case, filed under the criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, is linked to the CBI complaint. The raids are expected to continue in the coming days as the investigation progresses. The case has been making headlines in the country due to the involvement of high-profile politicians and their family members.