Misa Bharti in money laundering case: In more trouble for RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s daughter Misa Bharti, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has reportedly summoned her two days after conducting raids at the Sainik Farm premises of the Rajya Sabha MP in the national capital in the money laundering case, India Today report said. The ED had conducted raids on Satuday in connection with an ongoing case against her. Sleuths had also conducted raids on her husband’s residence as also premises of a company linked to them in Ghitorni and Bijwasan areas.
As per Indian Express, the ED had conducted searches in connection with a money laundering case against two brothers, Surendra Kumar Jain and Virendra Jain, and others who allegedly siphoned off several crore of rupees using shell companies, PTI said. The agency had arrested CA Rajesh Aggarwal earlier this year, who was linked to Misa Bharti in an alleged Rs 8,000 crore PMLA cases. The RJD chief’s daughter had also skipped questioning by Income Tax department officials in connection with an investigation into an alleged Rs 1,000 crore benami land agreement and tax evasion case more than once in June.
Raids had come a day after CBI raided premises and residences linked to Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family in connection with alleged irregularities while awarding a tender for the maintenance of two railway hotels in Puri and Ranchi in 2006. The case goes back to when Lalu Prasad Yadav was the Union Railway Minister between 2004 and 2009. A case has been filed against RJD chief, his wife Rabri Devi, his son and Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav and five others.
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The CBI sleuths had raided at 12 different locations in the country including Lalu Prasad Yadav’s residence in Patna. In his response after raids, Lalu accused BJP chief Amit Shah and PM Narendra Modi of carrying out political vendetta against him. “We will eradicate the saffron party as they are trying to interfere in our alliance. Listen Modi and Amit Shah, I and the public will break your arrogance even if I have to get hanged for that,” he was quoted as saying by Indian Express.