Tejashwi Yadav challenges ED’s allegations of Rs 600 crore proceeds of crime, calls claims by probe agency to be rumors
Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and son of RJD supremo Lalu Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav, has come out on Twitter to refute the claims made by Enforcement Directorate. As per the reports, the ED in a statement said that the land allegedly acquired by former Bihar CM Lalu Yadav in the land for jobs case has a current market value of Rs 200 crore.
The statement issued by the probe agency said that the investigation conducted so far has uncovered that several pieces of land at prominent locations in Patna and other areas were illegally acquired by the family of Lalu Prasad Yadav in exchange for jobs in railways.
The statement also estimated the current market value of the land acquired by Lalu Prasad and their family to be more than 200 crores. As per the reports, the ED had also claimed that a big chunk of money was also sent to Tejashwi Yadav’s account.
Following the claim made by the probe agency in their statement, Bihar’s Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav took to Twitter to dismiss the allegations. Yadav, in his tweet, wrote that a list of seizure list should be made public instead of spreading rumors or planting news sourced by the BJP. He further claimed that if the list of seizures was made public, many political leaders will lose their credibility.
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On Friday, the ED carried out raids at several locations in India on Friday concerning the land-for-jobs scam case. The central agency also raided the house of former Bihar Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s daughters and son. As per the reports, the probe agency has recovered Rs 53 lakh in cash whereas 1900 USD has also been recovered from Lalu Prasad Yadav’s daughters’ and son’s house
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Land for job scam case
As per the reports, the probe agency claimed that the former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, who was railway minister at the time as well, had given out appointments to candidates in return for them transferring their land to the former CM and his family. The charge sheet by the probe agency also highlighted inconsistencies during the appointment process of the candidates.