Twelve locations including four in Ranchi and eight in Deoghar and surrounding areas in Jharkhand were raided by several teams of the Enforcement Directorate (ED), including the residences of Congress MLA Pradeep Yadav of Poraiyahat.
The income tax department team carried out a search of Yadav's and his family's homes on November 4, 2022. According to a report from the income tax department, this raid has been launched.
In addition to Yadav's house, the ED has also raided the building contractor Shiv Kumar Yadav's house on Cheshire Home Road and Neeraj Singh's house on Ratu Road.
The five-time lawmaker from the Poraiyahat seat of the state is the deputy leader of the party in the state assembly.
According to sources, a probe under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) that is being conducted against him and others involves raiding about a dozen locations in the state that are associated with the MLA.
In 2022, the Income Tax department raided Yadav, 57, and another party legislator as part of a tax evasion investigation against some Jharkhand business groups involved in coal trading and transportation, civil contract execution, iron ore extraction, and sponge iron production.
The sources stated that this tax case is the focus of the money laundering investigation.