‘Rumours’ says Tejashwi on ED claims that Rs 600 Cr ‘proceeds of crime’ were detected in raids

‘Rumours’ says Tejashwi on ED claims that Rs 600 Cr ‘proceeds of crime’ were detected in raids

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Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday slammed as a “rumor” the Law Enforcement Directorate’s claim that proceeds of crime worth Rs 600 crore were detected during searches of premises belonging to him and members of his immediate family.

The RJD leader, who is currently away in Delhi alongside his wife who is expecting their first child, also said the BJP would be embarrassed if it released the “panchnama” (seizure list) signed after the raids.

“Just remember that in 2007 transactions worth Rs 8,000 crore including a shopping mall and hundreds of land were alleged,” Yadav tweeted, in an obvious reference to the scam. of land against hotels concerning the tenure of his father Lalu Prasad as the Minister of Railways.

Now facing the heat of the land-for-jobs ‘scam’ relating to around the same time period, Yadav also recalled that his name was linked to a foreclosed mall in Gurugram, which turned out to belong to a private company.

The RJD had threatened legal action against the media for “wrongly” reporting that Yadav, the party leader’s son and heir apparent, owned the business establishment.

“The BJP government (in the Center) is again spreading rumours, citing sources. He should have asked his spin-docs to settle the score on the previous deals first, before coming up with the new tale of Rs 600 crore,” the RJD executive said.

Earlier today, the Law Enforcement Branch said it seized ‘unaccounted cash’ worth Rs 1 crore and ‘detected proceeds of crime worth Rs 600 crore’ after raiding the family of RJD leader Lalu Prasad in connection with a railway-related money laundering case. “scam” to land against employment.

“Let them make public the panchnama (seizure list) signed after the raids. If we do it on our own, think of the embarrassment these BJP leaders will face,” added Yadav, who peppered his two tweets with quite a few smilies to claim he was taking it all on the chin.

The ED had launched raids on several locations linked to Prasad’s family members on Friday, including that of his son Tejashwi in Delhi.

The Central Bureau of Investigation had recently interviewed Prasad and his wife Rabri Devi – former chief ministers of Bihar – in the matter.

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