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CBI makes second arrest in Land-for-Job scam in Railways

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday made its second arrest in reference to the Land-for-Job rip-off involving former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad.
NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday made its second arrest in reference to the Land-for-Job rip-off involving former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad.

The accused was recognized as Hridayanand Chaudhary, a railway worker.

Earlier within the day, the CBI had arrested Bhola Yadav, the then OSD to former former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav. Bhola was Lalu’s OSD between 2004 to 2009.

Bhola’s position as a kingpin surfaced throughout the course of investigation. The CBI can be conducting search operations at 4 places — two in Patna and two in Darbhanga — belonging to the accused.

Bhola and Chaudhary each will probably be produced earlier than Rouse Avenue courtroom later within the day. The CBI is prone to search two week custody of each the accused.

In May, the probe company had recovered a number of incriminating paperwork from the premises of former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav and his members of the family. Sixteen places have been raided by the CBI in May.

In response to data, the CBI registered a case in opposition to Lalu Prasad, the then union railway minister, his spouse Rabri Devi, two daughters and 15 others, together with unknown public servants and personal individuals.

“During the period 2004-2009, Yadav had obtained pecuniary advantages in the form of transfer of landed property in the name of his family members in lieu of appointment of substitutes in Group “D” Post in different Zones of Railways,” the official stated .

Plenty of residents of Patna themselves or by way of their members of the family bought and gifted their land located at Patna in favor of the members of the family of Yadav and a personal firm managed by Yadav and his household and so they have been additionally concerned in switch of such immovable properties.

“No commercial or any public discover was issued for such appointment of substitutes in Zonal Railways, but the appointees who have been residents of Patna have been appointed as substitutes in numerous Zonal Railways positioned at Mumbai, Jabalpur, Kolkata, Jaipur and Hazipur.

In continuation of this modus operandi, about 1,05,292 Sq. toes land, immovable properties located at Patna have been acquired by Yadav and his members of the family by way of 5 gross sales deeds and two present deeds, displaying the cost made to vendor in money in a lot of the land switch,” the CBI official stated.

Investigation within the matter is on.

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