Delhi Court summons Misa Bharti in money laundering case
Delhi Court on Thursday summoned RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's daughter Misa Bharti as accused in money laundering case.
The ED had, on December 23, filed its final report against Bharti and her husband Shailesh Kumar through advocate Nitesh Rana. The agency had earlier attached a Delhi farmhouse of the couple in connection with its money-laundering probe.
The farmhouse, located at 26, Palam farms in south Delhi's Bijwasan area has been attached provisionally under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). It belongs to Bharti and her husband Shailesh Kumar and is "held in the name of Ms Mishail Packers and Printers Private Limited", the central probe agency said.
The Enforcement Directorate, on July 8, had conducted searches at her Delhi farmhouse and few others, that of her husband Shailesh Kumar and the firm in connection with this case. Surendra Kumar Jain and Virendra Jain, and others who have been alleged to have laundered several crore rupees using shell companies. The Jain brothers were arrested by the ED under the PMLA.
The agency said the Jain brothers, CA Agrawal and the daughter and the son-in-law of the former Bihar chief minister were the "key persons behind the money laundering of Rs 1.20 crore".Lalu Prasad and his family members are accused of acquiring prime property across states through dubious deals, a charge he denies.