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All Probes Lead to Lalu? On the Trail of Yadav Family's Proxy Properties

Lalu has been accused of accepting land in return for the contract via a benami proxy property which was eventually transferred to his wife Rabri Devi and son Tejaswi, now the deputy chief minister of Bihar.

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Updated:July 7, 2017, 1:07 PM IST
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Lalu Prasad Yadav
Lalu Prasad Yadav has denied wrongdoing after the CBI booked him, wife Rabri Devi and son Tejaswi Yadav for alleged corruption in awarding of an IRCTC contract in 2006 when he was the railway minister.

New Delhi: Lalu Prasad Yadav’s family finds itself the subject of yet another investigation, this time over alleged irregularities in the awarding of an IRCTC contract in 2006 when the RJD chief was the railway minister.

Lalu has been accused of accepting land in return for the contract via a benami proxy property which was eventually transferred to his wife Rabri Devi and son Tejaswi, now the deputy chief minister of Bihar.

Here’s a list of the benami properties Lalu and his family members have been accused of holding:

Delight Marketing Company Pvt Ltd

Allegation: The firm was initially owned by RJD MP and Lalu confidant Prem Chand Gupta, but was transferred to Lalu’s wife and former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi and son Tejaswi, who allegedly got prime land in Patna from industrialist Harsh Kochar against the allotment of tender for two hotels in Ranchi and Puri during Lalu’s stint as railway minister.

Status: The Income Tax department has provisionally attached the property.

AB Holdings Pvt Ltd

Allegation: Company owned by Tejaswi and sister Chanda was accused of money laundering.

Status: I-T has provisionally attached the land and construction has been stalled

AK Infosystem Pvt Ltd

Allegations: The company, owned by Rabri, Tejaswi and other family members, with property in Patna’s three prime areas, was accused of owning benami assets and money laundering.

Status: I-T department has provisionally attached the properties.

Mishail Packers and Printers Pvt Ltd

Allegation: The company owned by Lalu’s elder daughter Misa and her husband Shailesh was accused of money laundering.

Status: I-T department has questioned Misa and Shailesh. The ED has also arrested Misa’s chartered accountant, Rajesh Agrawal.

Fairgrow Holding Pvt Ltd

Allegation: Owned by Lalu’s family, the company possesses property worth Rs 76 lakh and has been accused of money laundering.

Status: The BJP has been demanding a probe.

KHK Holding Pvt Ltd

Allegation: The company is owned by Misa and Shailesh with property in Delhi’s Sainik Farms. It has been accused of money laundering and holding benami assets.

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| Edited by: Huma Tabassum
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