New Delhi, January 6: RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s daughter Misa Bharti seems to get into more double as the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a second charge sheet in a money laundering case before a Delhi court.
Notably, the Enforcement Directorate taking a step forward has filed another supplementary charge sheet against Misa Bharti, her husband Shailesh Kumar and others in Delhi's Patiala House Court on Saturday in connection with alleged Rs. 8000 crore money laundering case.
However, after the filing of another charge sheet, Patiala House Court criticized the Enforcement Directorate for not letting the trial begin. Special Judge N.K. Malhotra criticised the agency and said, “Will you let the trial begin or keep filing complaints? How many supplementary charge sheets will you file? You are a premier investigating agency. You cannot behave like this. It is an ill-drafted complaint.”
However, Delhi's Patiala House Court has kept 5th February of this year to consider both the charge sheets. On 23 December last year the central probe agency a charge sheet against Misa Bharti, her husband Shailesh Kumar and others in Delhi's Patiala House Court in connection alleged Rs. 8000 crore money laundering case.
On July 21 last year, the Enforcement Directorate had filed a charge sheet against Bharti's Chartered Accountant (CA) Rajesh Agarwal in connection with an Rs 8,000 crore money laundering case. Earlier on July 11, Misa Bharti was questioned by the ED officials in connection with the case. Misa's husband Shailesh Kumar was also grilled by the ED in the case.
Also, the Income Tax department issued a final attachment order against Bharti and her husband in the benami property case. Misa was asked to bring along certain documents, including those related to her personal finances. On July 8, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided three Delhi premises of Bharti, her husband and a firm allegedly linked to them in the money laundering probe involving shell companies.
Interestingly, the ED is the third central probing body investigating the alleged financial irregularities by Prasad's family after the CBI and the Income Tax department. On the other side, a quantum of sentence for RJD Supremo Lalu Prasad in decade-long fodder scam is likely to be announced today.