ED summons Lalu Prasad Yadav's second son-in-law Rahul in money laundering probe
The Enforcement Directorate has summoned another son-in-law of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, Rahul Yadav.
New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has summoned another son-in-law of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, Rahul Yadav, in connection with its money laundering probe against his MP daughter Misa Bharti and others.
In what comes as fresh trouble for the Lalu Prasad family, the agency has allegedly detected some funds being transferred by Rahul Yadav to his mother-in-law Rabri Devi, the wife of Lalu Prasad.
gency sources said 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 and explain this transfer of about Rs 1 crore.
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).
The Enforcement Directorate had earlier this month undertaken a similar operation and frozen funds worth Rs 46.67 crore. These funds were stated by the agency to be belonging to certain merchant entities and held in payment gateways like Easebuzz, Razorpay, Cashfree and Paytm
The Calcutta High Court had ordered to involve the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in this case. Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Swarna Kamal Saha and other TMC leaders had approached the Supreme Court challenging that order
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