ED summons Lalu Prasad’s daughter Misa Bharti in money laundering case

The ED summoned Misa Bharti under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). This comes two days after the ED raided three premises in Delhi Misa and her husband.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 10, 2017 4:21 pm
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The Enforcement Directorate on Monday summoned Rajya Sabha MP and daughter of RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav’s daughter Misa Bharti under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). This comes two days after the ED raided three premises in Delhi belonging to Misa and her husband.

Earlier on Saturday, the ED officials raided the three farmhouses located in high-class localities of Ghitorni, Bijwasan and Sainik Farms. During the searches, the agency said, “incriminating” documents, electronic devices, including phones, were seized.

The farmhouses are believed to be owned by Bharti, her husband Shailesh Kumar, and their company M/s Mishail Packers and Printers Private Limited. Two more properties allegedly belonging to the couple have been identified by ED officials and may be searched soon, as rspources told The Indian Express.

The searches were conducted by the ED in connection with its probe into alleged laundering of over Rs 8,000 crore by two market entry operators, identified as Surendra Jain and Virendra Jain, through a maze of shell companies. Both were arrested in March.

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