The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) began questioning former Union Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav in connection with the land-for-jobs case on Tuesday, a day after reaching former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi’s residence.
The interrogation is taking place at his daughter Misa Bharti’s Pandara parak residence. Misa Bharti is a member of the Rajya Sabha. The family of Lalu Yadav has stated that they will cooperate with the investigation. Earlier, a CBI official stated that the central agency had served Yadav with a notice a few days ago and will likely question Lalu Yadav soon.
“A few days ago, CBI had served notice to former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Yadav in connection with the land-for-job case. CBI is likely to question Lalu Yadav soon,” a CBI official told ANI on Monday.
Earlier on Monday, the CBI raided the Patna home of former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi in connection with the alleged case.
The CBI filed the chargesheet against former Bihar chief ministers Lalu Prasad Yadav, Rabri Devi, their daughter Misa Bharti, and 13 others in the land-for-jobs scam in October last year.
According to the chargesheet, it was discovered during the investigation that the accused conspired with the then-GM Central Railways and CPO, Central Railways to engage persons as substitutes in lieu of land in their names or the names of their close relatives.
This land was purchased for significantly less than the current circle rate and much less than the market rate.