NEW DELHI: As many as 16 properties linked to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav were searched by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday in a fresh case of alleged alleged “land for job” scam.
The RJD, which is the main opposition party in Bihar, said the searches were part of the BJP’s attempt to “scare” Opposition leaders, which, it said, would fail.
Multiple CBI teams carried out searches at 16 locations in Delhi and Bihar’s Patna and Gopalganj in the case against former chief minister Lalu Prasad, his wife Rabri Devi, Rajya Sabha MP daughter Misa Bharti, and another daughter, a CBI official told The New Indian.
CBI sleuths also carried out searches in Phulwaria, the native village of Lalu Prasad in Gopalganj district of Bihar.
WATCH: @RJDforIndia workers protest as CBI sleuths carry out a search operation at the residence of party supremo @laluprasadrjd and @RabriDeviRJD in Patna in a fresh case of alleged “land for job” scam, reports @Anand_Journ
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The alleged land scam took place between 2004 and 2009.
Lalu Prasad, who is currently in Delhi, has recently come out of jail on bail in the Rs 139 crore Doranda Treasury scam case.
In February, a CBI special court had sentenced him to five years in prison in the case and put a fine of Rs 60 lakh.
The treasury scam case was the fifth fodder scam case in which Lalu Prasad was convicted.
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