Sanction To Prosecute Lalu Yadav In Land-For-Jobs Case Obtained: CBI

Lalu Yadav is out on bail within the land-for-jobs case. (File)

New Delhi:

The CBI knowledgeable a Delhi courtroom on Tuesday that the requisite sanctions to prosecute former railway minister Lalu Prasad Yadav in a case associated to an alleged land-for-job rip-off has been acquired from authorities involved.

The company advised Particular Decide Geetanjali Goel that the sanction with respect to the three different accused was nonetheless awaited. The choose famous the submissions and posted the matter for additional listening to on September 21.

The CBI had on July 3 filed a cost sheet in opposition to the 75-year-old RJD chief and his different relations. He’s out on bail on this case in addition to in fodder rip-off instances.

“It’s submitted that sanction has been acquired qua accused Lalu Prasad Yadav and the identical has been positioned on document. Nonetheless, sanction in respect of three different individuals i.e. Maheep Kapur, Manoj Pande and Dr P L Bankar is awaited and it’s submitted that the identical is prone to be acquired inside one week. Put up for identical on September 21, 2023,” the choose mentioned on Tuesday.

Particular Decide Geetanjali Goel granted the CBI time after the central probe company made a request to that impact.

The July 3 cost sheet was in opposition to Lalu Prasad, his spouse and former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi, and their son and the state’s Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav in reference to the alleged rip-off.

It was the second cost sheet filed by the CBI within the case however the first by which Tejashwi Yadav has been named as an accused.

Moreover the three members of the Yadav household, the federal company additionally named 14 people and entities within the cost sheet.

The accused have been charged beneath Indian Penal Code sections associated to legal conspiracy, dishonest and others along with provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The case pertains to Group-D appointments made in Western Central Zone primarily based in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh throughout Lalu Prasad’s tenure because the railway minister from 2004 to 2009 in return for land parcels gifted or transferred by the recruits within the identify of RJD supremo’s household or associates, in line with officers.

The company registered the case on Might 18, 2022 in opposition to Lalu Prasad and 15 others together with his spouse, two daughters, and unidentified public servants and personal individuals.

The CBI had filed the primary cost sheet within the case in October final yr in opposition to Lalu Prasad, Rabri Devi and others. It associated to appointments made within the Mumbai-headquartered Central Zone of the Railways.

The second cost sheet got here days after over a dozen opposition events, together with Lalu Prasad’s RJD, resolved to tackle the BJP unitedly within the 2024 Lok Sabha elections at an important assembly in Patna on June 23.

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