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Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Yadav, his wife Rabri Devi and their daughter Misa Bharti were granted bail by a CBI court on Wednesday, March 15, in a corruption case. The next hearing of the case will be on March 29. Lalu Yadav arrived in a wheelchair for the first time in court after undergoing a kidney transplant in Singapore three months ago.

Lalu Yadav and Rabri Devi, both former chief ministers, and some of their children, including Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav, are being probed in an alleged land-for-jobs scam. Yadav and his family members have been accused of buying land cheaply in exchange for jobs during his tenure as Union Railway Minister between 2004 and 2009. The CBI in its chargesheet has alleged that “irregular appointments” had been made. u doing in the Railways against rules. Those who got jobs instead, allegedly sold land to the Yadavs at heavily subsidized rates.

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Lalu Yadav and his family members are facing charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery and corruption. In July last year, the CBI arrested Bhola Yadav, who was Lalu Yadav’s OSD when he was railway minister. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has said in a statement that the current market value of the land allegedly acquired by Lalu Yadav’s family in lieu of jobs is around Rs 200 crore. The Enforcement Directorate has listed assets allegedly acquired by the Yadav family after searches at 24 locations in Delhi, Patna, Mumbai and Ranchi.

Various media reports quoted central agencies as saying they recovered Rs 1 crore in cash, $1,900 in foreign currency, 540 grams of gold bullion, over 1.5 kg of gold jewelery and Rs 1.25 crore in the name of Yadav’s family members. . But no agency issued an official statement in this regard. Tejashwi Yadav’s residence in Delhi was searched by the CBI earlier this week. The ED also searched properties belonging to his sister Ragini Yadav and others. After that the news about the alleged recovery came in the media. Also challenged by Tejashwi Yadav. None of the investigating agencies responded to Tejashwi’s challenge. All the portals and newspapers are still giving the news of huge hits but no statement from any agency is coming.

Sources close to Tejashwi Yadav had criticized the timing of the move saying that he never expected such vendetta politics from the BJP when his wife was expecting a child. His sister said their family was being “tortured” just because their family never bowed down to “fascists and terrorists”. Amid the ongoing political war over the arrest of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia, eight opposition parties last week wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging that central investigative agencies were misused to target him. The Congress had condemned these raids by issuing a separate statement.

The alleged fraud took place between 2004 and 2009 when Lalu Yadav was the railway minister. Apart from the head of the RJD, the charge sheet also contains the name of the then General Manager of the Railways.

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The CBI has said that the investigation has revealed that the candidates were considered without the need for any substitute to be appointed and that they did not need to be appointed which was one of the main criteria behind the appointment of substitutes. But his appointment and regularization was approved later. Several discrepancies were found in the applicants’ application forms and attached documents. His appointment should not have been approved, but it was.

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Further, in most cases, the candidates joined their respective departments later defeating the purpose of appointing substitutes and in some cases, the candidates could not clear their medical examination under the required category.

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