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Enforcement Directorate summons Lalu's son-in-law Shailesh Kumar in money laundering case

The ED is the third central probing body investigating the alleged financial irregularities by Lalu Yadav's family after the CBI and the Income Tax department. Photograph: (Twitter)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 12, 2017, 04.22 AM (IST)

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday summoned former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad's  son-in-law Shailesh Kumar in an alleged money laundering case, ANI reported.

Kumar’s wife and Lalu’s daughter, Misa Bharti was yesterday questioned for eight hours. 

The ED had, on Saturday, conducted searches at three Delhi farmhouses of Bharti, Kumar and the firm allegedly linked to them in the money laundering probe.

The ED is the third central probing body investigating the alleged financial irregularities by Lalu's family after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Income Tax department.

Earlier in June, India’s Income Tax department charged Lalu's family, including his wife, son and daughters for holding benami assets and for tax evasion.

The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief’s family was charged under the Benami Transactions Act in connection with its probe into land deals worth Rs 1000 crores.

Tax department officials had said Lalu Prasad's kin held some properties in their name under benami.

A "benami" transaction is one in which the real beneficiary is not the one in whose name the property has been purchased.

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