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Lalu Yadav benami land deals: RJD workers protest against Sushil Modi outside BJP office, clashes break out

The RJD workers protested outside BJP office in Patna after IT department's raids on alleged properties of Lalu Yadav on Tuesday.


  |  Updated On : May 17, 2017 01:59 PM
RJD workers protest in Patna, Bihar

RJD workers protest in Patna, Bihar

New Delhi :  

RJD workers on Wednesday protested outside BJP office against Sushil Modi in Patna, Bihar. The RJD workers' anger spilled out on the streets against IT department's raids on Lalu Yadav's alleged properties in Delhi and Gurgaon.

They tore open their shirts and ran with sticks outside the BJP office as an altercation occurred between them and BJP workers. Further, the RJD workers broke the windshields of various cars outside the BJP office.

As per reports, police has reached the spot and various people have been injured in the altercations. The Income Tax department had on Tuesday conducted raids and surveys at 22 locations in Delhi and Gurgaon on charges of benami land deals worth Rs 1,000 crore involving RJD chief Lalu Prasad.

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Officials said the department began raiding the premises of some prominent businessmen and real estate agents in Delhi, Gurgaon, Rewari and few others since early morning on Tuesday.

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The searches were also conducted at the premises of the son of RJD MP P C Gupta and few other businessmen.

BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi had recently alleged that Lalu Yadav and his family members had amassed "benami property" worth Rs 115 crore in a posh area of New Delhi through a shell company.

RJD, however, dismissed the allegations and dared Modi to get all the charges probed by a central agency.

On Sunday, RJD president Lalu Prasad rubbished money laundering charges against his daughter and Rajya Sabha member Misa Bharti. “There is no merit in the allegations. Legal notice is being served,” Prasad told a press conference in Patna.

The charges of money laundering by a shell company against Bharti were brought by a television channel and then by senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi.

First Published: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 01:29 PM
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