NEW DELHI: Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav, his father and former railway minister Lalu Prasad, and his mother and former chief minister Rabri Devi have been named in a chargesheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the land for Jobs scam case.
Alongside the Yadav family members, 14 others, including AK Infosystems and several middlemen, have also been named in the chargesheet.
This is the second chargesheet filed in the case, based on additional documents and evidence that emerged after the submission of the first chargesheet.
The chargesheet has been submitted in a special CBI court. The reason for filing a second chargesheet is that the alleged involvement of the accused individuals could not be fully established at the time of filing the initial report.
The CBI has alleged that favourite candidates were appointed in the railways in violation of norms and procedures, without any advertisement or public notice. during Lalu Prasad’s tenure as minister in the UPA government from 2004 to 2009,
The agency claims that substitutes from Patna were appointed in various zonal railways located in Mumbai, Jabalpur, Kolkata, Jaipur and Hazipur.
As a quid pro quo, the candidates, either directly or through their immediate family members, allegedly sold land to Lalu Prasad’s family members at highly-discounted rates.
(With inputs from PTI)