Land-for-Jobs scam case: Court grants interim bail to Lalu Yadav's wife Rabri Devi, daughters

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February 9,2024 01:30 PM
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The Rouse Avenue Court here on Friday granted interim bail to former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi and her daughters Misa Bharti and Hema Yadav in connection with the Land-for-Jobs scam case.

New Delhi [India], February 9 (HBTV): The Rouse Avenue Court here on Friday granted interim bail to former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi and her daughters Misa Bharti and Hema Yadav in connection with the Land-for-Jobs scam case till the next date of hearing.



The matter has been listed for consideration on bail on February 28. 



A PMLA court had earlier issued notices against Amit Katyal, Rabri Devi, Misha Bharti, Hema Yadav, and Hridyanand Chaudhary to be present on February 9, 2024, for further trial in the alleged 'land for job scam', the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) stated in a release. 



The ED had filed a prosecution complaint on January 1, 2024, under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) 2002 against Amit Katyal, Rabri Devi, Misha Bharti, Hema Yadav, Hridyanand Chaudhary and two companies A K Infosystems Private Limited, and A B Exports Pvt. Ltd. before the Special Court in New Delhi in the alleged scam. 



The agency initiated investigations based on an FIR registered by the CBI related to a land-for-job racket alleging that Lalu Yadav, the then Railway Minister, engaged in corruption for the appointment of Group D substitutes in Indian Railways during the period 2004-2009. 



The candidates were told to transfer land as a bribe in return for jobs in Indian Railways as per FIR. The CBI has also filed a charge sheet. 



The ED alleged that Lalu's kith — Rabri Devi, Misha Bharti, Hema Yadav — who are accused in the prosecution complain received land parcels from families of candidates who were selected as Group D substitutes in the Indian Railways for nominal amounts of money.   



While taking cognizance of the charge sheet, the court said that there is sufficient ground to take cognizance. 



This company was transferred in the name of Rabri Devi and Tejaswi Yadav in 2014 for the consideration of INR one lakh, ED submitted. 



On January 9, the ED filed a prosecution complaint (charge sheet) in regard to the case. The ED has named Bihar's ex-chief minister Rabri Devi, her daughters Misa Bharti and Hema Yadav, Hridyanand Chaudhary, and Amit Katyal. Two firms, AB Export and AK Infosystems, have also been accused.   



(ANI)