Enforcement Directorate raids Misa Bharti's residence in money laundering case

The former Bihar chief minister's family were charged under the Benami Transactions Act in connection with its probe into land deals worth Rs 1000 crores. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 08, 2017, 05.20 AM (IST)

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday raided the residence of Lalu Prasad Yadav’s daughter and Rajya Sabha MP Misa Bharti in New Delhi, ANI reported.

The raids are underway at three locations, including her residence in Sainik Farm.

The raid was carried out in connection with an ongoing money laundering case.

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

The former Bihar chief minister's family were 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 of the properties under their scanner in a "benami" way. A benami transaction is one in which the real beneficiary is not the one in whose name the property has been purchased. 

Yesterday, the CBI conducted searches at residences and premises linked to Lalu Yadav and his family in connection with alleged irregularities in the award of a tender for the maintenance of two railway hotels in Ranchi and Puri in 2006. 

Lalu is accused of giving tender to a private company for the development, maintenance, and operation of hotels in Ranchi and Puri when he was railway minister during the UPA-I government from 2004 to 2009.   

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The raids are underway at three locations, including her residence in Sainik Farm ||It was carried out in connection with an ongoing money laundering case