The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday summoned another son-in-law of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav. The RJD supremo’s son-in-law, Rahul Yadav, has been summoned by the agency on allegations of giving a loan of Rs one crore to former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi.
This comes in connection with ED’s probe into alleged money laundering by Lalu’s daughter Misa Bharti and others.
Rahul Yadav, husband of Lalu Prasad's fourth daughter Ragini, has now been issued summons to depose before the investigating officer of the case later this week, said PTI.
The agency has already questioned Shailesh Kumar, Lalu Prasad's other son-in-law and husband of his daughter Misa Bharti, in this case many times in the past.
The case pertains to alleged money laundering of funds by a firm-- Ms Mishail Packers and Printers Pvt Ltd-- and is said to be linked to Misa and Shailesh.
The ED is probing the case under criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
Lalu is currently in Birsa Munda jail in Ranchi following conviction in a fodder scam case. On January 6, the RJD chief was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail by a special CBI court in Ranchi.
The court convicted Lalu Prasad and 15 others on December 23 in the case relating to the multi-million-rupee scam.
The CBI court had acquitted another former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra and five others in the case, relating to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 84.5 lakh from the Deoghar district treasury between 1990 and 1994 in then undivided Bihar.
(With PTI Inputs)