Amid the mounting pressure on the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief, the Enforcement Directorate on Thursday registered money laundering case against Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family members in a railway hotel allotment corruption case.

The move comes a day after the JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar resigned as the Chief Minister of Bihar, dumping the Grand Alliance with Lalu.

Earlier on July 7, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had registered an FIR against Lalu Prasad, his wife Rabri Devi, their son Tejashwi Yadav and five others in a corruption case linked to a grant of tenders for the maintenance of BNR Hotels to Sujata Hotels, the Indian Express reported.

In the FIR, the CBI alleged that Lalu Prasad and his family received a plot of land in allotting tenders to the hotels run by two businessmen Vijay Kochhar and Vinay Kochhar.

However, the RJD chief Lalu and his son Tejashwi have denied the charges levelled against them.


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