I-T department slaps charges under Benami Transactions Act on Lalu Prasad's family

I-T department slaps charges under Benami Transactions Act on Lalu Prasad's family

| Last Updated: 20 Jun 2017 05:03 PM

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New Delhi: On Tuesday, I-T department slapped charges under Benami Transactions Act on Lalu Prasad's wife Rabri Devi, daughter Misa Bharti, Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav.

I-T dept served attachment notice under the stringent act for assets worth over Rs 9 crore against Lalu's family.

Interestingly, recently, senior BJP leader Sushil Modi had alleged that Hema Yadav, daughter of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, had acquired a "benami" plot worth Rs 62.10 lakh as a "gift" from a grade four employee of the railways, a charge denied by the RJD.

He had claimed that Hridayanand Choudhary had given his 7.75 decimal land in Patna worth Rs 62.10 lakh to Hema, the fifth daughter of Prasad, as a "gift".

"Hridayanand is a grade four employee of the Coaching Complex Store of the railways at Rajendra Nagar in Patna and a resident of Itwa village of Gopalganj district," he had said.

He even paid Rs 6.28 lakh for stamp duty and registration while gifting the land to Hema, Modi had alleged.

The BJP leader referred to his June 10 allegation that one Lalan Choudhary had "gifted" his 7.75 decimal land in Patna worth Rs 62 lakh to Hema.

He had said Lalan was a resident of Siwan district's Siyadih village and he worked at Prasad's cattle-shed. His name also figured in the BPL list, he had claimed.

He had claimed it was "ironical" that both Lalan and Hridayanand had purchased 7.75 decimal of land each on the same day--March 29, 2008--from two sons of one Devki Rai and "gifted" them to Hema on February 13, 2014.

(With inputs from PTI)
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