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Land For Job Scam: Rabri Devi appeared before ED for questioning, former CM is accused of money laundering

New Delhi: Former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) here on Thursday for questioning in a money laundering case related to the alleged land-for-job scam. Official sources gave this information.

68-year-old Rabri Devi, wife of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad, is recording her statement under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in this case. Lalu’s son, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav and MP daughter Misa Bharti have been questioned by the federal agency in recent days in this matter.

Case emerged from CBI’s FIR
The case of money laundering has emerged from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) FIR. The ED had conducted raids in this case sometime back and seized “unaccounted cash” of Rs 1 crore and traced the proceeds of crime to Rs 600 crore.

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There was a scam when Lalu was railway minister
The alleged scam took place when Lalu Prasad was the railway minister in the first term of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government. The agencies allege that during the period 2004-09 various persons were appointed to Group ‘D’ posts in various zones of the Indian Railways and in return the concerned persons transferred their land to the family members of Lalu Prasad.

Tags: Bihar News, Ed, Rabri Devi

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