Lalu Prasad Makes A ‘U’ Turn Into Prison With Fresh Railway Job Scam Under CBI Investigations
The Lalu Prasad family doesn’t seem to be getting out of jail any sooner. The ones behind bars are being kept there with fresh allegations slapped on the family. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has named Lalu Prasad, his wife Rabri Devi, and daughters Misa Bharti and Hema Yadav, in addition to 12 people who were given jobs in Railway zones of Mumbai, Jabalpur, Kolkata, Jaipur, Hajipur, in an unlawful manner.
Apparently, the former Bihar CM along with the family had taken one square feet of land from each candidate who was placed with a D category job with the Railways. An FIR was filed on May 18 on this years ago done crime that surfaced recently, by the Economic Offences Wing of the CBI. Under this, the agency has already started to search operation at 16 locations in Delhi, Patna and Gopalganj at the premises of Prasad, his family members and other accused.
The candidates were appointed as substitutes in Group D positions within three days of applying in “undue haste” by Railway officials and were later regularised “in lieu thereof the individuals themselves or their family members transferred their land”.
The transfers were made through three sale deeds in the name of Rabri Devi and one in the name of Misa Bharti and two gift deeds in the name of Hema Yadav. One sale deed was executed in the name of a company A K Infosystems Private Limited in which Rabri Devi became a majority shareholder in 2014 and is currently one of the directors of the company, the FIR alleged.
The fresh case comes weeks after Prasad was released on bail in the fodder scam in which he was convicted by a special court in Ranchi. There is no way Lalu is coming back to politics with the saffron party at Centre. It is worth noting how the recent meetings between Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav have triggered speculation about the realignment of political forces in Bihar, with the relations between Kumar’s JD(U) and its ally BJP being seen as far from smooth.