CBI has decided to reopen the corruption case against Lalu Prasad Yadav

The CBI has decided to reopen a corruption case against RJD supremo and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav. After Bihar CM Nitish Kumar parted ways with the BJP and joined the alliance with the RJD, the CBI’s move is sure to create a political storm in the state. Significantly, the CBI started in 2018 against Lalu Yadav after allegations of corruption were made in the railway project allocation case. It was alleged that Lalu had committed these blunders when he was the railway minister in the UPA government.

In this case, the CBI had closed the investigation in May 2021. Then it was revealed in the reports that the CBI has not found concrete evidence on the allegations against Lalu. In this case apart from Lalu, investigation was also set up against his son and Deputy CM of Bihar Tejashwi Yadav and his daughter Chanda Yadav.

In this case, it was said that Lalu Yadav had acquired a property in South Delhi as a bribe in lieu of giving railway projects to a private company. It was alleged that this private company bought the property through a shell company at a very low price and then this shell company was bought by the relatives of Tejashwi Yadav and Lalu Yadav. A mere amount of Rs 4 lakh was paid through share transfer to buy the shell company. The JDU and RJD alliance in Bihar has been continuously alleging misuse of central agencies by the central government. Meanwhile, the news of reopening of the case against Lalu is likely to heat up the politics in the state once again. PLC/GT


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