Misa Bharti money laundering case: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday has filed a chargesheet against RJD chief Lalu Yadav daughter Misa Bharti chartered accountant Rajesh Agarwal in connection with a money laundering case, as per PTI. The chargesheet was filed under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) before the court of special judge Naresh Kumar Malhotra. Lalu’s daughter Misa Bharti is also under the scanner in a disproportionate assets case, the report added. The Enforcement directorate has said Agarwal was associated with some transactions suspected to be involved in tax evasion. The transactions also involved a firm allegedly linked to Bharti, the report added.
Earlier, on March 20, the ED had arrested Rajesh Agarwal for providing accommodation entries of nearly Rs 60 lakh to a firm owned by Bharti and her husband, which allegedly routed black money via shell companies, as per Times of India. The case had emerged after the ED had filed a criminal complaint in February this year under PMLA. The central probe agency also suspects the entire racket to be worth about Rs 8,000 crore of slush funds. Earlier, the bail plea of Agarwal was opposed by ED saying he might tamper with evidence if the relief was granted to him, the report added.
The Enforcement Directorate had on July 8 raided three farmhouses in Delhi belonging to Misa, her husband and M/s Mishail Printers and Packers Private Limited, the firm under the lens for alleged money laundering. The farmhouses were located in high-class localities of Ghitorni, Bijwasan and Sainik Farms. After raids, Misa had deposed before the agency, during which she was questioned about her role in the firm, her other finances and her links with Rajesh Agarwal. The raids were conducted a day after the CBI conducted multiple searches against RJD leader Lalu Prasad and his family.