After Lalu Prasad, ED grills Tejashwi Yadav for 8 hours in alleged money laundering

ED grills Tejashwi Yadav: A substantial gathering of RJD members and supporters rallied outside the office, chanting slogans in solidarity with the leader.

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ED grills Tejashwi Yadav: Former deputy chief minister of Bihar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader, Tejashwi Yadav, underwent an eight-hour interrogation at the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office in connection with the money laundering investigation into the alleged land-for-job scam.

High-Profile Questioning

Tejashwi Yadav, who previously served as the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, faced rigorous questioning during his eight-hour session with the ED. The inquiry is part of the broader investigation into the purported land-for-job scandal.

Supporters Rally Outside ED Office

Amid heavy security measures, Tejashwi Yadav arrived at the ED office at approximately 11:35 am. A substantial gathering of RJD members and supporters rallied outside the office, chanting slogans in solidarity with the leader. Tejashwi Yadav acknowledged his supporters by waving as he exited the ED premises.

Follows Lalu Prasad Yadav's Interrogation

Tejashwi's appearance for questioning follows his father, Lalu Prasad Yadav's, nearly ten-hour interrogation by the central agency in the same case. Lalu Prasad Yadav, the RJD chief, is being investigated for his alleged involvement in the Land for Jobs scam, which dates back to his tenure as Railway Minister between 2004 and 2009.

Land for Jobs Scam Details

The Land for Jobs scam involves allegations that Lalu Prasad Yadav, during his time as Railway Minister, orchestrated the transfer of lands owned by job candidates and their families to his wife Rabri Devi and daughter Misa Bharti at rates significantly below market values. The purported motive behind this was securing appointments for the candidates in the Railways.

Legal Proceedings

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed a chargesheet in October of the previous year, naming Lalu Prasad Yadav, Rabri Devi, Misa Bharti, and 13 others in the land-for-jobs scam. The chargesheet outlined the alleged irregularities in job appointments and subsequent land deals.

Parallel Probe by ED

Concurrently, the ED is conducting a separate investigation into potential money laundering associated with the case. The CBI and ED are jointly working to unveil the layers of the intricate scam, examining the nexus between job appointments and land transactions.

As Tejashwi Yadav departs from the ED office, the legal saga surrounding the land-for-job scam continues, with heightened scrutiny on the Yadav family's alleged involvement in the controversial affair.