CBI clean chit to Lalu Prasad Yadav in DLF Bribery case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has given a clean chit to former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in the DLF bribery case, national media reported. He was sentenced to more than three years in prison after being convicted in a fodder scam and released on bail in April.

In January 2018, the CBI investigated allegations of corruption against Lalu Prasad Yadav and real estate developer DLF group. The investigation was conducted by the Economic Offences Division of the CBI. The CBI had alleged that DLF had bribed Lalu Yadav to acquire a railway land lease in Bandra, Mumbai, and a railway station up-gradation project in New Delhi. It alleged that five crores worth property was bought at New Friends Colony in South Delhi under the name of Shell company, AB Exports Private Limited.DLF Home Developers has been accused of funding the property through several bogus companies. In fact, at the time, the property was valued at Rs 30 crore.

As per NDTV, Tejaswi Yadav, son of Lalu Prasad Yadav, and his daughters Chanda and Ragini bought AB Exports Pvt Ltd in 2011 for just Rs 4 lakh. With this, they became the owners of a property in South Delhi.

According to national media reports, the two-year investigation did not provide sufficient evidence to support the allegations. This concludes the preliminary investigation.

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