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Delhi court grants bail to Lalu Yadav, Rabri Devi and others in land-for-jobs scam

Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court docket granted bail to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Yadav, his spouse Rabri Devi, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav and others in reference to the alleged land-for-jobs rip-off case.

Granting reduction to the accused on a private bond of Rs 50,000, the court docket posted the matter for the subsequent listening to on October 16.

In the meantime, the court docket has directed CBI to serve a chargesheet copy to all accused within the matter.

Earlier, the RJD chief alongside together with his spouse Rabri Devi and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav arrived at Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court docket.

Lalu Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav and Rabri Devi appeared earlier than the Court docket of Particular Choose Geetanjali Goel Court docket summons.

On September 22, a Delhi court docket issued summons to Bihar deputy chief minister Tejaswi Yadav, former Union railway minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, ex-chief minister Rabri Devi and 14 different accused within the alleged land-for-job rip-off, mentioned officers aware of the matter.

Furthermore, RJD Rajya Sabha MP Manoj Jha and RJD MP Misa Bharti additionally arrived at Rouse Avenue Court docket in reference to the alleged land-for-jobs rip-off case.

The Particular Choose Geetanjali Goel whereas taking cognizance of a contemporary cost sheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on July 3, handed the order issuing summons to all of the accused asking them to look earlier than it on October 4, officers mentioned.

On Tuesday, RJD chief Lalu Yadav reacted over his listening to and mentioned that hearings hold occurring and he isn’t fearful of it as he has not carried out something incorrect.

“Hearings keep happening. Have we done anything that we need to be scared about?” RJD chief mentioned whereas talking to reporters.

Based on the CBI, that is the second chargesheet within the designated court docket in opposition to 17 accused together with the then Union Minister of Railways, his spouse, son, then GM of West Central Railways(WCR), then two CPOs of WCR, personal individuals, personal firm, and so forth in a case associated to Land for Job Rip-off.

CBI registered a case on Could 18, 2022, in opposition to Lalu Yadav and others together with his spouse, two daughters, unknown Public servants and personal individuals.

It was alleged that the then Union Minister of Railways through the interval 2004-2009 had obtained pecuniary benefits within the type of switch of landed property within the identify of his members of the family and so forth. in lieu of appointment of Substitutes in Group “D” Publish in numerous Zones of Railways.

The accused had allegedly collected functions and paperwork of such candidates by way of associates after which despatched these to West Central Railway for processing and offering jobs in Railways and the Common Managers of West Central Railways below the affect /management of the accused accorded approval for engagement of candidates, the CBI additional mentioned.

The CBI mentioned that for offering jobs in Railways, they allegedly devised an oblique means whereby the candidates have been engaged firstly as substitutes and subsequently, have been regularised.

Earlier, a chargesheet was filed on October 7, 2022 in opposition to 16 accused. The investigation is continuous, CBI knowledgeable the Court docket.



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