ED Raids Premises Of RJD Chief Lalu’s Daughter, Her Husband In DelhiJuly 08, 2017 14:22
ED Raids Premises Of RJD Chief Lalu’s Daughter, Her Husband In Delhi:- In a money laundering case investigation, raids were conducted by the Enforcement Directorate at farmhouses of Misa Bharti, RJD MP and daughter of Party Chief Lalu Prasad, her husband and a firm in Delhi.
Today, early morning, the central investigation agency officials swooped on the farm houses in Ghitorni, Bijwasan and Sainik Farms. It is reported that the farm houses are linked to Bharti, her husband Shailesh Kumar and M/s Mishail Printers and Packers Private Limited.
An ED official said, two more premises are under the scanner of the agency and can be searched later. The searches are connected to a money laundering investigation, being conducted by the agency against two brothers, Surendra Kumar Jain and Virendra Jain, and others who are alleged to have laundered several crore rupees using shell companies. Under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), the Jain brothers were arrested by the ED.
M/s Mishail Printers and Packers Private Limited, was one of the firms that the arrested duo dealt with. Bharti and her husband are alleged to have been directors of this firm in the past. It was detected that during 2007-08, around 1,20,000 shares of M/s Mishail Printers and Packers Private Limited were bought at a rate of Rs 100 per share by four shell companies - M/s Shalini Holdings Limited, M/s Ad-Fin Capital Services (India) Pvt. Ltd, M/s Mani Mala Delhi Properties Pvt. Ltd., and M/s Diamond Vinimay Pvt. Ltd, said the agency. These 1,20,000 shares, it said, were bought back by Bharti at Rs 10 per share.
A Chartered Accountant, by the name, Rajesh Agarwal, was also arrested by the ED. He is allegedly linked to Bharti, who provided accommodation entries (black funds) of about Rs 60 lakh to M/s Mishail Printers and Packers Private Limited. Till the shares were bought back by Bharti, the firm, was registered at 25, Tughlaq Road in Delhi. In 2009-10, the address was changed to Bijwasan, it added.