1. Lalu Yadav CBI raids: Tenders process rigged in return for land, says official

Lalu Yadav CBI raids: Tenders process rigged in return for land, says official

Lalu Yadav CBI raids: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)on Friday conducted raids at 12 location of Rashtriya Janata Dal(RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and family including Patna, New Delhi, Ranchi and Gurgaon on corruption charged over the allotment of IRCTC hotels.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: July 7, 2017 12:23 PM
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Lalu Yadav CBI raids: In a press conference that was held in the wake of the raids on the former Bihar chief minister, CBI Official Rakesh Asthana told reporters that the searches are also being conducted against Lalu ‘s wife Rabri Devi, son Tejaswi, Sarla Gupta,Prem Gupta, Vinay Kochhar, director of Sujata Hotels, OM Prakash Kochhar, PK Goel, the then Managing Director, IRCTC. The investigation started at 7:30 in morning. The cases have been filed under IPC section 13(2), Section 13(1D). In 2013-14, tenders were issued to BNR Hotel of Puri and Ranchi on lease to Sujata Hotels and during the investigation, we found out that the owner of Sujata Hotels was known to Lalu Yadav. The tenders process was rigged and was given to Sujata Hotel at a very low price in return land was given to Lalu Prasad and family. The land was transferred to a private company Lara Project, which was owned by Lalu. The transfer of land was again at the low price of 67 lakh. But the true value of land was 13 crore.

Meanwhile, talking on the CBI investigation, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu told Indian Express that the investigation against Lalu Prasad Yadav is a legal procedure. He down played the allegation of political vendetta and said that the government has nothing to do with the investigation. Naidu said,”The law is taking its own course, the government or party (BJP) has no role in it.” BJP leader in Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi as per ANI said,”Nitish Kumar should break his silence and sack Tejashwi Yadav as deputy CM.”

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    Kushal Kumar
    Jul 9, 2017 at 7:21 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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