ED raids premises of Lalu's daughter, her husband in Delhi

ED raids premises of Lalu's daughter, her husband in Delhi

ED raids premises of Lalu's daughter, her husband in Delhi
A day after CBI raided properties of RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his family, the Enforcement Directorate on Saturday carried out searches at three farmhouses on the outskirts of the capital linked to his daughter Misa Bharti and son-in-law Shailesh Kumar.

The raids began early Saturday morning with the ED sleuths landing at the doors of the farmhouses located in plush south Delhi areas of Ghitorni, Bijwasan and Sainik Farms to carry out searches in connection with a money-laundering case being investigated by the agency.

Misa Bharti and her husband Shailesh Kumar were present at the Sarla Villa at Ghitorni when the ED officials reached there.

According to ED officials, the searches were in connection with a money laundering case registered against two brothers – Surendra Kumar Jain and Virendra Jain, and others who are alleged to have laundered several crore rupees using shell companies.

The Jain brothers were arrested by the ED under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

One of the firms that the arrested duo dealt with was M/s Mishail Printers and Packers Private Limited. Bharti and her husband have been directors of this firm in the past.

The Income Tax Department had interrogated Misa Bharti for five hours on June 21 in connection with a benami land deal. Earlier, the department had attached over 12 properties of her relatives, including husband Shailesh Kumar and brothers Tejaswi Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav under the Benami Transactions Act.

In May, the ED had arrested a chartered accountant Rajesh Kumar Agarwal, allegedly linked to Misa Bharti. Saturday's raids are understood to be an outcome of the interrogation of the Jain brothers and Agarwal.

On Friday, the CBI carried out raids at the residences of Lalu Prasad, his wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav, who is also Bihar Deputy Chief Minister, for allegedly receiving a three-acre plot of land as a payoff in leasing two railway hotels to a private company when he was the Railways Minister.
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