Lalu Prasad Yadav is the synonym for corruption and scams in Indian politics. In the name of ‘social justice, the RJD (Rashtriya Janata Dal) patriarch engulfed the schemes made to provide justice to society. From animal fodder to zoo soil, about a dozen cases of scams are being investigated against Lalu Prasad Yadav. Further, it seems like his family will ‘inherit’ the investigation and charges of scams from him.
In the latest development, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) after the fresh registration of cases related to ‘the railway job scam’, raided the 17 locations in Delhi and Bihar associated with Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family.
Central Bureau of Investigation registers a fresh case of corruption against RJD Chief Lalu Yadav and his daughter. Raids are underway at 17 locations in Delhi and Bihar related to Lalu Yadav: Sources
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Railway Recruitment Scam
According to the CBI “the then Minister of Railway (Govt of India) during the period 2004-2009 had obtained pecuniary advantages in the form of transfer of landed property in the name of his family members etc in lieu of appointment of Substitutes in Group “D” Post in different Zones of Railways. It was further alleged that in lieu thereof the substitutes, who were residents of Patna themselves or through their family members sold & gifted their land situated at Patna in favor of the family members of said Minister and a private company controlled by family members, which was also involved in the transfer of such immovable properties in the name of said family members”.
Further, the central investigating agency alleged that “no advertisement or any public notice was issued for such appointment of substitutes in Zonal Railways, yet the appointees who were residents of Patna were appointed as Substituted in different Zonal Railways located at Mumbai, Jabalpur, Kolkata, Jaipur, and Hajipur”.
“In continuation of this modus operandi, about 105292 square feet land/immovable properties situated at Patna were acquired by Family members of said Minister through 05 sale deeds and 02 gift deeds, showing the payment made to seller in cash in most of the land transfer”.
King of Scams
Lalu Yadav is already facing cases related to fodder scams, disproportionate assets, Indian Railway tender scam, Delight Properties scam, AB Exports cases, and Patna zoo soil scam. In some cases, investigations are going on and in two of the scams, Lalu Prasad Yadav has been convicted and jailed.
Earlier last month, the Jharkhand High Court had granted him bail in relation to the Doranda Treasury scam case. It seems like till the time he is alive he will effectively be in jail and the scam during his term in office will bite his successive generations for years to come.
Already about dozens of cases are being investigated and new registration of cases is unveiling the truth of ‘the corruption king’. Lalu Prasad Yadav has been out of power for about 20 years but his scams are still unfolding. Although the RJD is still terming it as ‘motivated’, Lalu Yadav’s scams have not only humiliated his family but the whole of Bihar is suffering because of it.