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CBI raid underway at Gurugram’s Whiteland Corporation Private Limited in ‘lands for job’ scam

The CBI on Wednesday conducted raids at 25 different places reportedly in connection with the ‘lands for job’ scam.

ANI | New Delhi |

The Central Bureau of Investigation raid is underway at Whiteland Corporation Private Limited, located in the Worldmark building in Sector 65 of Gurugram.
The CBI on Wednesday conducted raids at 25 different places reportedly in connection with the ‘lands for job’ scam.

The raids are underway at different places in Delhi, Haryana’s Gurugram, and Bihar’s Patna, Katihar, and Madhubani.

Earlier this morning, CBI conducted raids at the residences of leaders of the Rashtriya Janata Dal in the case ahead of the floor test of the Nitish Kumar-led government in the Bihar assembly.

In Bihar, the raids were conducted at the properties linked to RJD MLC Sunil Singh and three MPs Ashfaque Karim, Faiyaz Ahmed, and Subodh Roy.

Meanwhile, the RJD lashed out at the central government over the raid and questioned the timing of the raids on the day when the newly formed Bihar government faces a trust vote on the floor of the Vidhan Sabha.

Former Chief Minister of Bihar, Rabri Devi said, “They (BJP) are scared as a new government has been formed under the leadership of Nitish Kumar. All parties are with us except BJP. We have the majority here in the state and we will not be scared, because this is not the first time that is happening.”

Manoj Jha, RJD MP said the raids were done on purpose to intimidate the party’s legislators.

“It is being done intentionally. There is no meaning to it. They are doing it thinking that out of fear, MLAs will come in their favor,” said Singh, RJD MLC and Chairman of Bihar state co-operative marketing union ltd. (BISCOMAUN) whose house was raided today?

This May, the CBI filed an FIR in the “land for railway job” case and named Lalu Yadav, his wife, and daughters among several others as accused in the case. CBI conducted searches at 17 locations belonging to Lalu Yadav and his family members in Delhi and Bihar in May.

The CBI had in July arrested Bhola Yadav, who used to be the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to Lalu Prasad Yadav when he was railway minister, in the alleged land-for-job case.