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Tejashwi Yadav's questioning by ED officials in Patna concludes in land-for-jobs scam case

The central probe agency had issued the summons to Tejashwi on January 19. He reached ED's office a day after his father and RJD chief Lalu Yadav was quizzed by the probe agency in its Patna office.

Anurag Roushan Edited By: Anurag Roushan @Candid_Tilaiyan Patna Updated on: January 30, 2024 20:27 IST
Rashtriya Janata Dal leader and former Deputy Chief
Image Source : PTI Rashtriya Janata Dal leader and former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Tejashwi Yadav

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, Tejashwi Yadav was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials for over eight hours in Patna in connection with the alleged land-for-jobs scam case. This comes a day after RJD chief Lalu Yadav was grilled by the probe agency for nearly 10 hours in connection with the case. 

 Meanwhile, RJD supporters organised a protest in Patna in response to Tejashwi's questioning by the ED. 

When the chargesheet was filed? 

The CBI filed the chargesheet in October last year, against former Bihar chief ministers Lalu Prasad, Rabri Devi, their daughter Misa Bharti, and 13 others in the land-for-jobs scam. The alleged scam occurred when Lalu Yadav was Railway Minister between 2004 and 2009.

About the land-for-jobs scam

Apart from the RJD national president, the chargesheet also includes the name of the then Railway General Manager. In lieu of getting them appointed in the Railways, Lalu Prasad Yadav allegedly got lands transferred owned by candidates and their family members in the names of his wife Rabri Devi and daughter Misa Bharti for sale consideration which was much lesser than the prevailing circle rates as well as the prevailing market rates.

According to the CBI, the people were first recruited as substitutes in Group D posts in the Railways and were regularised when their families made a land deal. The CBI is probing the allegations of taking land for a bribe in lieu of a job in the Railways. At the same time, ED is investigating the case of money laundering. The CBI also filed a chargesheet in this case.

(With inputs from agencies)

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