ED Raids Properties of Lalu Prasad’s Relatives and Close Aide Abu Dujana in Patna

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RJD MP Manoj Kumar Jha on Friday said central agencies are "working on BJP's script"

PATNA — Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday conducted raids in 15 locations of RJD president Lalu Yadav’s relatives and close associates for possessing assets disproportionate to known sources of income.

Of the 15 places, one belongs to Abu Dujana, the former RJD MLA of RJD and close associate of Lalu Prasad Yadav. A team of ED officials conducted raids at the house and office of Abu Dujana in Phulwarisharif locality this morning. He is facing charges under the disproportionate assets act,

Dujana was elected as RJD MLA from Sursand in Sitamarhi district in the past. He also owns a real estate company M/s Meridian Construction Private Ltd which was constructing a big mall at Saguna Mor of Danapur in Patna district.

The mall reportedly belongs to the former chief minister’s family. On ED’s complaint, a special court has put the construction of this mall on halt.

Besides Patna, raids are also underway in Delhi, Mumbai, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and some other places.

Sources said that ED is conducting raids at houses and offices of Hema Yadav, Ragini Yadav and Chanda Yadav — all three daughters of Lalu Yadav.

Earlier, CBI had quizzed former CM Rabri Devi, Lalu Yadav and Rajya Sabha MP Misa Bharti in connection with IRCTC land-for-job case.

‘CBI, ED working on BJP’s script’

Meanwhile, RJD MP Manoj Kumar Jha on Friday said central agencies are “working on BJP’s script”. He said this after Enforcement Directorate (ED) raids on RJD national president Lalu Prasad’s relatives and close associates in connection with the land-for-job case.

“CBI and ED are working on the script given by BJP. When BJP will not be in power, its leaders will face the same treatment in future,” Jha said.

“BJP has maligned the image of these agencies to such an extent that no one is taking them seriously,” Jha said.

“After raiding the houses of Tejashwi Yadav, his in-laws, Lalu Prasad’s daughters, other relatives and friends, what objectives they have achieved. After losing power in Bihar, the BJP is in deep pain and hence they are doing it,” Jha said.

“The pressure politics of the Central government would not affect Lalu Prasad. He would not take a step back after such an act. The political fight should be contested in a political way. They should stop CBI and ED games,” Jha said. — IANS

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