CBI books Lalu Yadav in fresh corruption case, raids at multiple locations, RJD protests

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday booked former Bihar chief minister and veteran socialist leader Lalu Prasad Yadav in a fresh case of corruption.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday booked former Bihar chief minister and veteran socialist leader Lalu Prasad Yadav in a fresh case of corruption.

The agency also launched search operations at 17 locations linked to the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo and his family members.

This comes weeks after Yadav got bail in a fodder scam case.

The new case is based on allegations that Lalu Yadav accepted plots of land as bribes to give jobs to people while he was the Union railways minister in the UPA government, Indian Express reported.

Yadav has been convicted in four fodder scam cases and is facing trial in one.

The searches were reported at 16 locations – across several cities – on Friday morning. Delhi, Patna and Gopalganj were among the places where the searches were on.

Shortly after the searches, RJD leaders launched demonstrations against the action.