Enforcement Directorate raids premises linked to Misa Bharti in money laundering case

ED raid on Misa Bharti's residence: Apart from the RJD MP's premises, those of her husband were also searched. Earlier, CBI raids were conducted on Friday at premises linked to Lalu Yadav and his family in connection with a hotel tender case during his time in the Railway Ministry.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 8, 2017 2:39 pm
misa bharti, benami land,Shailesh Kumar, MP Misa Bharti, daughter of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, (File photo)

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday raided the residence of Lalu Prasad Yadav’s daughter and Rajya Sabha MP Misa Bharti in Sainik Farms, New Delhi, reported news agency ANI. The raid was carried out in connection with an ongoing case against her. The officials also raided her husband’s residence and premises of a firm linked to them in Ghitorni and Bijwasan areas.

The searches are connected to a money laundering probe being conducted by the agency against two brothers, Surendra Kumar Jain and Virendra Jain, and others who are alleged to have laundered several crore rupees using shell companies, reported PTI. According to the report, two more locations are under scanner of the ED.

Earlier in May this year, the ED had arrested CA Rajesh Aggarwal, who was linked to Bharti, in alleged Rs 8,000 crore PMLA cases. Bharti also skipped questioning by Income Tax department officials  in connection with the probe into an alleged Rs 1,000 crore benami land deal and tax evasion case more than once in June.

The raid comes just a day after the CBI conducted searches at residences and premises linked to Lalu Yadav and his family in connection with alleged irregularities in the award of a tender for the maintenance of two railway hotels in Ranchi and Puri in 2006. The case dates back to when Lalu Yadav was the Railway Minister from 2004 to 2009. A case has been booked against Lalu, his wife Rabri Devi, his son and Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav and five others.

The CBI officials conducted raids at 12 different locations across the country including Lalu Yadav’s residence in Patna. Lalu had accused BJP President Amit Shah and PM Narendra Modi of carrying out political vendetta against him after the raids were conducted. “We will eradicate the saffron party as they are trying to interfere in our alliance. Listen Modi and Amit Shah, I and the public will break your arrogance even if I have to get hanged for that,” he had said.

At the same time, BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi asked Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to break his silence on the case and throw out Tejashwi Yadav from the cabinet.

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  1. S
    Jul 9, 2017 at 7:55 am
    Current political off springs consider they are from current kings family and have right on public money and national wealth Book them to clean INDIA
    1. Karan Kadam
      Jul 9, 2017 at 12:40 am
      Na Khaoonga, na Khaane Doonga .Maaa-Betey ki gulaami nahi karenagay
      1. G
        Jul 8, 2017 at 9:49 pm
        Unless this family, the Gandhis, Vadhras, Pawars, Mayawati, Benerjees and like are arrested, don't expect common man to be honest. Set an example and arrest this corrupt people first and then ask the common man to be honest.
        1. B
          Jul 8, 2017 at 9:05 pm
          Nitish knows what is happening. Now he is trying hard to pivot from Lalu but he cannot. Lalu is the epitome of corruption and guess who is supporting him? Kejriwal
          1. R
            Jul 8, 2017 at 8:39 pm
            Lalu is looting and distributing loot amongst is family members after truth is out instead of telling truth he is fooling the poor people of bihar to rallies at gandhi maidan to protect his stash
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