Delhi home of Lalu Yadav’s daughter Misa Bharti was raided by the Enforcement Directorate in an alleged money laundering case. Shailesh Kumar husband of Misa Bharti and her are being probed over allegations that they acquired benami or proxy ownership of land at throwaway rates.
A day after Lalu Yadav and son Tejashwi, Bihar’s Deputy Chief Minister have formally been charged with corruption by CBI the raid took place, a dozen of places raided on Friday which includes their home in Patna in connection with a land scam.
The Former Chief Minister said that, “it’s a conspiracy,” hitting out at BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Amongst the name in the investigating agency’s complaint is of a past Chief Minister Rabri Devi wife of Lalu Yadav.
The links allegedly with the firms of Misa Bharti and her husband - Ms Mishail Packers and Printers Private Limited - which is suspected to have entered into benami deals for purchase of a farm house in Delhi's Bijwasan area.
The couple was asked about their company Mishail Packers and Printers Pvt Ltd last month that the tax officials believe is a shell company and Misa Bharti had took the loans, particularly unsecured loans that were not backed by any collateral security, to buy companies.
In the name of the other six members of the Lalu Yadav family are suspected to have purchased properties as to conceal who really owns them. If convicted under the Benami Transactions Act, they face up to seven years in jail and a hefty fine.