Now, ED files FIR against Lalu’s family

The Enforcement Directorate will investigate the alleged proceeds of crime generated by the accused, purportedly through shell companies.

Published: 27th July 2017 04:26 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th July 2017 08:35 AM   |  A+A-

RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav with wife Rabri Devi and Tejaswi Yadav (L) in Patna. (Photo| PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: In a fresh blow to former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav, the Enforcement Dire­c­t­o­r­a­­te (ED) has registered a money la­under-ing case against his relatives in a case related to ir­regularity  in awarding ma­­i­n­t­e­n­­­ance contracts for railways ho­­tels.

Taking cognizance of the CBI FIR, the ED has registered a case under Prevention of Money Laundering Act against Lalu’s wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashvi Yadav among others. The agency will try and track the “proceeds of crime” generated by the accused through shell companies and initiate measures to attach such assets.

According to the CBI FIR, Lalu, as Railway Minister, handed over the maintenance contract of two IRCTC hotels to Sujata Hotels after receiving a bribe in the form of prime land in Patna th­­­rough a ‘benami’ company ow­­­n­ed by Sarla Gupta, wife of party MP Prem Chand Gupta. The CBI FIR also claimed Sujata Hotels was favoured by Railway Ministry.

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