Lalu Yadav, Rabri Devi and her daughter Misa Bharti have been granted bail in the job-for-land scam case. The Rouse Avenue Court has granted regular bail to all three on a surety of Rs 50,000. The grant of bail to Lalu and his family members was not opposed by the CBI. The next hearing in this matter is now to be held on March 29. The CBI had also questioned Rabri and Lalu in the past in this matter.
Lalu Yadav reached Rouse Avenue Court on a wheelchair for production. Apart from this, Rabri Devi and Misa Bharti had also reached. The Court has observed that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had filed the chargesheet without making any arrests. The court has directed each of the accused to submit a personal bond of Rs 50,000.
Lalu Yadav and some of his family members are accused of buying land cheaply in exchange for jobs in the railways. The RJD chief was the Railway Minister between 2004 and 2009. Members of the Yadav family are facing charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery and corruption. In July last year, the CBI had arrested Bhola Yadav, Lalu’s aide as Railway Minister.
The Enforcement Directorate had said that the current value of the land acquired by the Yadav family is around Rs 200 crore. Along with this, the ED had also included the list of properties. After the searches, it was alleged that these properties were found after searches at 24 locations in Delhi, Patna, Mumbai and Ranchi.
Recently, the Enforcement Directorate raided the residences of several members of the Yadav family in Delhi. These include the name of the current Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, Tejashwi Yadav. There are reports that Tejashwi has distanced himself from the CBI inquiry for the third time in the land-for-job case. It is being said that earlier on March 4 and 11 also he did not turn up for questioning.
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