New Delhi, July 10: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday summoned daughter of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Lalu Prasad Yadav, Misa Bharti two days after it conducted raid in three premises in Delhi belonging to her and her husband Shailesh Kumar. As per reports, the summons were made under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) as the ED said it has acquired incriminating documents during the raids.
The ED conducted raids on three premises in Delhi, which are owned by Bharti and her husband Kumar. As per reports, the raids at the three lavish farmhouses located in Ghitorni, Bijwasan and Sainik Farms provided the agency with ‘incriminating’ documents, electronic devices including phones, which can be pivotal in the case against them.
The raids were conducted on Saturday in regard to a case of money laundering involving several shell companies. The ED was probing into an alleged laundering scam involving more than Rs 8,000 crore by a couple of market entry operators. Identified as Surendra Jain and Virendra Jain, these operators reportedly laundered the said amount using a series of shell firms.
After the raids on Saturday, which lasted for more than six hours, Bharti’s husband Kumar was picked up by the ED. Initial reports claims that the duo, Bharti and her husband, allegedly are linked with a firm known as MS Mishail Packers and Printers Private Limited, which is suspected to have entered into benami deals for purchase of a farmhouse in Delhi’s Bijwasan area.
Noteworthy that on Friday, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and his son Tejashwi Yadav, were charged with corruption by the CBI.