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CBI Files Chargesheet Against Lalu Prasad Yadav In Land-For-Job Scams

CBI Files Chargesheet Against Lalu Prasad Yadav In Land-For-Job Scams

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday filed a charge sheet against Lalu Prasad, Rabri Devi and 14 others in land-for-jobs scam.

Lalu Prasad Yadav
Lalu Prasad Yadav PTI photo

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday filed a charge sheet against Lalu Prasad, Rabri Devi and 14 others in land-for-jobs scam.

In July, early this year, the CBI arrested Bhola Yadav, former Officer on Special Duty (OSD) of then Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, in connection with the land-for-jobs scam, officials said Wednesday.

It is alleged that prime properties in Patna were sold or gifted to the family members of the former minister in return for railway jobs to their owners and their families, they said.  

Prasad's daughter Misa Bharti and a former general manager of the Railways have also been named as accused in the charge sheet filed before a special CBI court recently, they said.

The central agency had registered a preliminary enquiry on September 23, 2021 related to the alleged land-for-jobs scam in the Railways which was converted into an FIR on May 18.

Candidates were allegedly appointed as substitutes in group D positions within three days of applying in "undue haste" by Railway officials and were later, regularised when the "individuals themselves or their family members transferred their land", according to the agency.

The transfers were made through deeds in the name of Rabri Devi and daughters Misa Bharti and Hema Yadav, it alleged.

The agency has alleged that land measuring about 1.05 lakh square feet in Patna was acquired by Prasad's family members by making payments to the sellers in cash. 



 

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