IRCTC tender scam: ED attaches land worth 45 crores belonging to Lalu Prasad in Patna
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 08-Dec-2017

Patna, December 8: With every twist in IRCTC hotel scam in which Bihar’s ex-Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav is allegedly involved, the deep-rooted corruption during Lalu regime becomes more open and wide. Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached three acres of land worth around 45 crore rupees belonging to RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his family in connection with the case.

Under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, the land haS been attached. The land is in Patna allegedly in the name of the family members of Lalu Prasad where a mall was supposed to be constructed. “We will answer all the allegations with evidence the day the chargesheet will be filed,” Lalu’s son Tejashwi said when he was asked a question on the issue. He termed it as Nitish Kumar’s political controversy.

In July, CBI registered a case against Lalu Prasad, his wife Rabri Devi and son, others involved in the case. The case has been registered under Sections 420 (cheating) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy). 12 locations linked to Lalu and his family members including in Patna, New Delhi, Ranchi, and Gurgaon had been raided by CBI. ED also registered in July money laundering case against Lalu Prasad, others in Railways hotels tender case

Allegation on Former Rail minister is that he misused his position. In 2006 Lalu allotted the tenders of two IRCTC hotels to the private firms, which belongs to his people. The contract of BNR Ranchi and BNR Puri were allotted to Sujata hotel against which through an anonymous company.