1. Lalu Yadav CBI raids LIVE updates: Narendra Modi, Amit Shah were behind searches, says RJD chief

Lalu Yadav CBI raids LIVE updates: Narendra Modi, Amit Shah were behind searches, says RJD chief

Lalu Yadav CBI raids LIVE updates: In a fresh blow for Lalu Prasad Yadav and family, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday conducted raids at 12 locations of RJD chief including Patna, New Delhi, Ranchi, Puri and Gurgaon on corruption charges over the allotment of IRCTC hotels.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: July 7, 2017 7:54 PM
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Lalu Yadav CBI raids LIVE updates: In a fresh blow for Lalu Prasad Yadav and family, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday conducted raids at 12 locations of RJD chief including Patna, New Delhi, Ranchi, Puri and Gurgaon on corruption charges over the allotment of IRCTC hotels. CBI has also registered case against the former Railway minister, his wife Rabri Devi, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and his son Tejashwi, the then IRCTC MD, P K Goyal, the wife of Yadav’s confidante Prem Chand Gupta, Sarla, and others because of irregularities in awarding the tender for maintenance of hotels. Searches are being conducted today at 12 locations including Delhi, Patna, Ranchi, Puri and Gurgaon, a CBI source told PTI. Meanwhile, Lalu Yadav has left for the court to appear in the fodder scam case. On the other hand, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has called for an emergency meeting with officials and party leaders in Rajgir.

Here are Lalu Yadav CBI raids LIVE updates:

7:45 PM: Before leaving Lalu Yadav said this an attempt by BJP to end the Mahagathbandhan and added that he will end the arrogance of Amit Shah and Narendra Modi.

7:39 PM: The former Bihar CM says that reports of Rabri Devi questioned for 10 hours, Tejashwi Yadav for 8 hours are false.

7:34 PM: Meanwhile, ANI reports that Chartered Accountant of Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family were also raided by CBI today.

7:33 PM: RJD supremo says media was showing that Rabri Devi  wasquestioned for about 17 hours. He added that PM Modi and Amit Shah were behind these raids.

7:30 PM: Lalu Yadav is addressing a press conference in Patna right now.

5:45 PM: CBI officials have reportedly left Lalu Yadav’s residence. However, the security in the region has been tightened.

4:10 PM: Ex-IRCTC MD PK Goel has responded to these raids by saying that there’s nothing against him. “I retired long time ago from govt service. I don’t know anything. There’s nothing against me,” Goel was quoted saying by ANI.

2:05 PM: Congress spokesperson Rajdeep Surjewala asked why BJP has been silent for last 13 years. “Incident from 2004, why was there silence for last 13 yrs &why was BJP govt silent for last 3 yrs,” he said while speaking to ANI.

1:55 PM: “What is political vendetta? Where is BJP in this? I am not able to understand. Do you mean to say that anybody against whom any charge is there, it should not be inquired into at all?” Venkaiah Naidu asked in a press conference.

1:30 PM: Meanwhile, CNN-News 18 reports that bidding documents of 10 land deals have also been recovered.

1:28 PM: According to India Today, CBI has recovered a laptop and iPhone related to the case.

1:17 PM: “The raids were done to insult and humiliate me. The ruling party wants to strike down the opposition by sending CBI, IT departments (after them), by incarcerating anyone who speaks out against them,” Lalu said.

1:05 PM: The raids at various locations started at 7:30 am this morning and are still on. CBI had confirmed that raids are being conducted as many as 12 locations.

1:00 PM: Here’s the latest tweet by Sushil Kumar Modi:

12:50 PM: Lalu Yadav said CBI should have not gone to his residence in his absence. He added that it was not the right thing to do.

12:48 PM: Watch more comments here:

12:46 PM: Attacking Suresh Prabhu, Lalu Yadav said he was given all the catering service to private companies.

12:44 PM: Lalu Yadav said he will do everything to remove Narendra Modi-led government. “Hum mitti mein mil jayenge lekin BJP aur Modi sarkar ko hata ke dum lenge,” he was quoted saying by ANI.

12:42 PM: Dismissing the charges, Lalu Yadav said decision regarding IRCTC was taken before he took over as the Railway Minister.

12:41 PM: “No wrong was done in the tendering, this is a BJP conspiracy. Me and my party will not be cowed down,” Lalu Yadav was quoted saying by ANI.

12:39 PM: A man tried to disturb the press conference. Lalu Yadav got angry and asked the organisers who allowed him inside.

12:34 PM: Lalu Yadav said the operation was conducted so secretly that nobody got a clue about it. He said even the TV channels didn’t get to know about it.

12:33 PM: The former Bihar CM said Narendra Modi, Amit Shah and RSS are behind these raids. Lalu Yadav added that he got to know about these raids through TV.

12:31 PM: Lalu Yadav that we are preparing to show the exit door to PM Modi. He said that we will organise a rally and tell people that I and my children are being attacked under a political vendetta.

12:30 PM: Lalu Yadav is addressing the media now. RJD chief says he came to Ranchi and this morning got to know that CBI has reached the residence of Rabri Devi and have started searches.

12:28 PM: Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan says Nitish Kumar has to take a call on whether he still wants to stay in an alliance with Lalu Yadav despite such serious charges.

12:26 PM: Lalu Yadav is leaving from the Ranchi Court right now. He will be addressing the media shortly.

12:22 PM: Meanwhile, Lalu Prasad Yadav has come out of the Ranchi Court after his appearance in the fodder case scam.

12:17 PM: India Today reports that ED might order a probe against Lalu Yadav for violation of money laundering act.

12:15 PM: In his first response to the raids, Lalu Yadav has reportedly told India Today that he has done nothing wrong and these searches are just political conspiracy.

12:11 PM: He added that Nitish Kumar has to run the government in Bihar till 2019 and that’s why he cannot afford to speak on this matter right now.

12:10 PM: When asked whether Tejashwi Yadav should resign, Pappu Yadav responded by saying that there are very less chances of it happening.

12:08 PM: Meanwhile Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy told news agency that no one can take law into their hands. “ap apne aap ko bada neta maante hain iska matlab ye nahi ki aap kanoon ke oopar hain (you cannot take law in your hands just because you think you are a big leader),” he said.

12:05 PM: Pappu Yadav, a relative of RJD supremo said the constitution is above anything.

11:59 AM: CNN-News 18 citing sources reports that CBI thinks of it as a money laundering case and might share details with ED.

11:56 AM: “The law is taking its own course, the govt or party has no role in it,” Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on CBI investigation against Lalu Yadav during a press conference.

11:52 AM: BJP has constantly asked Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to break his silence on the matter but no response has come from him yet.

11:50 AM: It was alleged that tenders were allotted to Sujata Hotels, a private company, for upkeep and running of BNR hotels at Ranchi and Puri.

11:41 AM: Here is an image from the  residence of senior RJD leader Prem Chand Gupta in Delhi where the CBI raid is being conducted:

(Source: ANI/Twitter)

11:39 AM: Bihar chief minister has called Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh, Principal Secretary Home Amir Subhani and Director General of Police (DGP) P. K. Thakur for a meeting. Meanwhile, here’s what CBI officials had to say:

11:35 AM: Venkaiah Naidu said Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar is a very wise man and he knows how to react in these situations. He added that CBI is doing its job.

11:34 AM: BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu says the law is taking its order and added that he doesn’t want to connect it with Nitish Kumar.

11:33 AM: CBI teams are still present at various locations, according to CNN News 18. 5 officials have entered the residence of Sarla Gupta to get some documents.

11:30 AM: Here’s the complete list of accused released by CBI:

(Source: ANI/Twitter)

11:24 AM: Here are some visuals of the CBI team at the residence of former IRCTC MD PK Goel in connection with Railway hotel tender case. At the same time, CNN-News 18 reports that CBI has also entered the residence of Sarla Gupta.

(Source: ANI/Twitter)

11:18 AM: Dr RC Purvey, RJD Bihar chief says this is a conspiracy and politics of revenge. “This is a conspiracy and politics of revenge. The alliance in Bihar is strong and we are united,” he told ANI.

READ | Lalu Yadav IRCTC hotel scam: All we know

11:17 AM: CBI added that Lalu Yadav took 3 acres of land in exchange of the allotment.

11:13 AM: CBI said it is a case of fraud. “Dhokadhadi aur saajish ka case hai. Puri aur Ranchi hotels ke aavantan mein gadbadi (It is a case of fraud and corruption. There were wrongdoings in allotment of Puri and Ranchi hotels),” Rakesh Asthana, CBI said.

11:12 AM: Here’s what Bharatiya Janata Party’s senior leader Sushil Kumar Modi said:

11:08 PM: He adds that CBI had registered a case on July 5 2017, in which Lalu Yadav, his wife Rabri Devi, and others were charged. The basic allegation was a conspiracy was done under which hotels were transferred to IRCTC and later were given to a private firm for maintenance.

11:06 AM: Rakesh Asthana, Additional Director of CBI says the raids are still going on at 12 locations including Ranchi, Patna, Delhi and Gurugram.

11:04 AM: CBI briefing on the matter is going on.

11:02 AM: News agency ANI reports that security has been increased at 10, Circular road residence of Lalu Prasad Yadav, in Patna.

11:00 AM: Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi says Nitish Kumar should break his silence and sack Lalu Yadav. “Nitish Kumar should break his silence and sack Tejashwi Yadav as deputy CM,” he said.

10:55 AM: In an immediate response RJD leader Manoj Jha called it the darkest day in Indian democracy. “Today is darkest day in Indian democracy, we will not be cowed down by this.Will fight legally and politically,” Jha said while speaking to ANI.

10:35 AM: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Giriraj Singh reacted by saying that law is taking its course and Nitish Kumar cannot remain silent. “Law taking its course, now Nitish ji cannot remain a mute spectator.He will have to speak out and state his stand clearly,” he said.

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    Madhu
    Jul 9, 2017 at 5:08 pm
    Infact nobody knows how much budget is required to be made for running the state.After Independence the States which has put proper budget of the state and obtained funds from Central Government are developed fast.Bihar growth has started only and after Lalu Prasad Yadev became Chief Minister of Bihar.Even though central government sanctioned budget fund was deficit lalu prasad yadev has started Supplying Cash for fast development of the State.His Cash Supply Schemes are appreciated by the people of Bihar and subsequently his wife and son are became Chief Ministers of Bihar.Poverty should be eliminated from the society.Life of every citizen in a state depends on the Cash that they get from State Government at where they are living.
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      Vaidhyanathan Sankar
      Jul 8, 2017 at 4:40 pm
      why very lo o o ng rope?
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        Kushal Kumar
        Jul 8, 2017 at 9:44 am
        This development and other developments across the country near about August-September with epicenter in Delhi covering financial or trading scams in which some politicians are alleged to be key players are corresponding to this Vedic astrology writer's predictions in article " 2017 - an opportune year for India with major worrisome concerns in February- March and August-September" issued widely to Indian news media last year in October -November 2016. While saying that financial or trading scams during the said period with Delhi as epicenter could be in big news , it was also said : " Some political leaders may be unwell or may break- away or probably face some consequence of wrong-doing allegedly done in past".
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          Kushal Kumar
          Jul 8, 2017 at 7:17 am
          This development and other developments across the country during August-September or somewhat before with epicenter in Delhi covering financial or trading scams in which some politicians are alleged to be key players are corresponding to this Vedic astrology writer's predictions in article " 2017 - an opportune year for India with major worrisome concerns in February- March and August-September" issued widely to Indian news media last year in October -November 2016. While saying that financial or trading scams during the said period with Delhi as epicenter could be in big news , it was also said : " Some political leaders may be unwell or may break- away or probably face some consequence of wrong-doing allegedly done in past".
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            mklburg
            Jul 8, 2017 at 1:40 am
            LALLU INSTEAD OF CRYING VENDETTA SHOULD GIVE PEOPLE A DETAILED ACCOUNT OF EVERY MINUTE OF HIS AND HIS TWO SONS WITH CORRUPT FAKE DEGREES ( SHOULD UNDERGO TESTS OF THEIR EDUCATION ) ALL ILLITERATE 5 OR 6 DAUGHTERS, WIFE EACH OF THEM BECAME 10s of THOUSANDS OF CRORES WORTH INDIVIDUALS, BELIEVE LALLU WAS WAS POOR TEACHER TH ABOUT RS. 500 MONTH RY ,HAVING NO PROPERTY OF HIS OWN OR HOUSE BEFORE CROOKING HIS WAY IN POLITICS.
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              vatsal
              Jul 7, 2017 at 4:39 pm
              Suggest that Laloo and/or his kin can get some gift in Italy. It will not be subject to CBI. Even BJP, RSS or RJD can do any thing about it.
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                S K
                Jul 7, 2017 at 2:30 pm
                Lalu has rich legacy of remaining associated with scams and building huge wealth out of it
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                  PM Nair
                  Jul 7, 2017 at 1:40 pm
                  lalu yadav must tell simply the people of bihar and the nation how he has amassed such wealth??? he is living like a king... is he a socialist leader???? why he is accusing it is political vendetta?? when he possess disproportionate assets, he is answerable ... do not blame any body... he should not be allowed to get away and should be punished.....
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                    krishna
                    Jul 7, 2017 at 11:19 am
                    Part of Swach Bharat Abhiyan ? But, its going too slow.
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