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Lalu Prasad Yadav's former OSD Bhola Yadav arrested in land-for-jobs scam | India News

Lalu Prasad Yadav’s former OSD Bhola Yadav arrested in land-for-jobs rip-off | Information

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday (July 27) arrested Bhola Yadav, former Officer on Particular Responsibility (OSD) of then Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, in reference to the land-for-jobs rip-off, stated a report. Notably, Bhola Yadav served as OSD to Lalu Yadav throughout 2005-09. The CBI is conducting searches at two places in Patna and two in Darbhanga in Bihar in reference to the case, PTI report stated citing officers.

Bhola Yadav’s function cropped up through the course of investigation. He might be produced earlier than Rouse Avenue courtroom later within the day. The CBI is more likely to search his two-week custody. In Could, the CBI had raided 16 places throughout which it recovered a couple of incriminating paperwork from the premises of Lalu Prasad and his relations.

In keeping with data, the CBI registered a case towards Lalu Yadav, the then union railway minister, his spouse Rabri Devi, two daughters and 15 others, together with unknown Public servants and Non-public individuals.

“In the course of the interval 2004-2009 Lalu Yadav had obtained pecuniary benefits within the type of switch of landed property within the identify of his relations in lieu of appointment of Substitutes in Group “D” Put up in several Zones of Railways,” an official instructed IANS.

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It’s alleged that plenty of residents of Patna themselves or by way of their relations bought and gifted their land located at Patna in favour of Yadav household and a non-public firm managed by Yadav and his household they usually had been additionally concerned in switch of such immovable properties.

“No commercial or any public discover was issued for such appointment of substitutes in Zonal Railways, but the appointees who had been residents of Patna had been appointed as Substitutes in several Zonal Railways positioned at Mumbai, Jabalpur, Kolkata, Jaipur and Hazipur,” IANS quoted CBI official as saying. 

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“In continuation of this modus operandi, about 1,05,292 Sq. ft land, immovable properties located at Patna had been acquired by Yadav and his relations by way of 5 gross sales deeds and two present deeds, exhibiting the fee made to vendor in money in a lot of the land switch,” he additional added. The CBI probe within the matter continues to be on.

(With PTI/IANS Inputs)

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