24 September Sunday

Center To Use CBI As Weapon Against Lalu; Re-investigations Into Closed Case

Web Desk (Tvm)Updated: Tuesday Dec 27, 2022

New Delhi : After losing power in Bihar, the Modi government is setting up central agencies to chase after  political opponents. The CBI will now re-open the case  case against RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav, it had previously closed citing lack of evidence – a decision, the RJD leadership says,  is on instructions from higher-ups.

The case pertains to Lalu’s tenure as Railway minister under the UPA -1 government.  The investigations in the case  began in 2018 was closed in May of 2021 and CBI gave Lalu the clean-chit.  It was alleged that  Lalu received a  luxury bunglow in South Delhi as bribe from real estate major DLF, in return for sanctioning rail land lease projects in Mumbai’s Bandra and therevamp of New Delhi Railway station. His children Tejaswi Yadav, Chanda Yadav and Ragini Yadav were also named  in the case.

Lalu, who was released from prison in corruption case, underwent a kidney transplant earlier this month. The move to deploy CBI comes as he recuperates from  the surgery.