ED arrests Misa Bharti's chartered accountant for money laundering
The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday arrested Lalu Prasad Yadav's daughter Misa Bharti's chartered accountant. Rajesh Agarwal was apprehended by officials of the ED in a money laundering case.
Rajesh Agarwal who is Misa Bharti's accountant is accused in a money trail scam. He was produced before a Delhi court on Tuesday after which he was sent to custody. Enforcement Directorate is also expected to probe alleged deals facilitated by the chartered accountant for Lalu Yadav's daughter Misa Bharti. The arrest now puts Misa Bharti directly under the enforcement directorate lens.
Rajesh Aggarwal was arrested for his alleged role in a Rs 8,000 crore money laundering case being probed by the central government's financial crimes team. Officials claim that the current case does not involve his dealing with MP Misa Bharti. He handles finances of many high-profile individuals.
Rajesh Agarwal's arrest comes exactly a week after the income tax department conducted raids on properties belonging to Lalu Prasad Yadav's associates. The IT department carried out searches at 22 places in Delhi on charges of benami deals worth Rs 1,000 crore linked to Lalu Yadav and his associates. The department was set to slap provisions of the newly-enacted Benami Transactions Act, 1988, which became operational from November 1, 2017, and carries a maximum punishment of seven years in jail and a fine.