In a recent development, a Delhi court has granted bail to prominent Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders, including LaluPrasad Yadav, Rabri Devi, and Deputy Chief Minister TejashwiPrasad Yadav, in a case related to an alleged land-for-jobs scam.
The court had previously issued summons to these political leaders and fourteen other accused individuals after taking cognizance of a fresh chargesheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on July 3.
The CBI had initiated legal proceedings in this case by filing a chargesheet on October 10, 2022, against 16 individuals. Among the accused are former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD Chief LaluPrasad Yadav, his wife Rabri Devi, daughter Misa Bharti, and several others.
The Allegations in the Case
The case revolves around allegations that residents of Bihar were appointed as substitutes in “Group-D posts” within the Indian Railways between 2004 and 2009 in various railway zones located in Mumbai, Jabalpur, Kolkata, Jaipur, and Hajipur.
It Is further alleged that, in exchange for these appointments, the individuals themselves or their families transferred their land holdings to the family members of then Union Minister of Railways, Lalu Prasad Yadav, and a company known as M/s AK Infosystems Private Limited. Subsequently, this company was taken over by Lalu Prasad Yadav’s family members.
The CBI contends that the appointments made in the railways did not align with the established standards and guidelines set by the Indian Railways for recruitment.
The Delhi court’s decision to grant bail to the RJD leaders marks a significant development in this ongoing case. While bail has been granted, it’s important to note that legal proceedings are likely to continue as investigations and court proceedings progress. This case serves as another instance of high-profile political figures being involved in legal controversies, highlighting the significance of transparency and accountability in India’s political landscape.