Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday demanded confiscation of the alleged benami properties of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadhav and his family and sought legal action against them.
"I have produced documents to substantiate charges levelled against Prasad and his family by me. The current government should take action against these two ministers - Tej Pratap Yadav (Bihar Health Minister) and Tejaswi Prasad Yadav (Deputy Chief Minister) on the basis of documentary proof," said Modi at a press conference here.
Modi further stated that he would not let this matter die so easily, and will take it to a logical conclusion.
"Apart from the Chief Minister, I will also write to agencies like the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED), which must have also been keeping a tab on the allegations being levelled against Prasad's family," Modi said.
Modi also claimed that for the last few days, he had been releasing various documents showing how Prasad's family got the land and shares of A. K. Infosystems Pvt. Ltd., that was set up in September 2006 by O. P. Katyal and Amit Katyal.
He asserted, "The Katyals had also set up a liquor factory at Bihta near Patna in 2003-04, when Rabri Devi was the state chief minister. The Katyals had handed over the firm's entire shares and its directorship to Prasad's family in 2014 for helping them in setting up the liquor factory," claimed Modi.
K. Infosystems Pvt. Ltd. had bought 28.57 decimal of land at Panapur and 43 decimal of land at Chitkohra in Patna in March 2007."
"It purchased another plot of 'two kattha one dhur' with a two-storey building on it at Salempur Dumra at a cost of Rs. 70 lakh from Tej Pratap Yadav and Tejaswi Prasad Yadav in 2010. The same piece of land worth Rs. 14 lakh was gifted to the Yadav brothers by their maternal uncle Prabhunath Yadav in July 2006," he added.
The BJP leader also questioned as to how Prasad's family acquired the ownership of the Delight Marketing Company Pvt. Ltd., which owns prime lands, including two acres at Saguna Mor in Patna where the state's biggest mall is being built. While, Delight Marketing Company Pvt. Ltd. was re-christened as 'LARA Projects Pvt. Ltd.' in which Rabri Devi, Tejaswi and Tej Pratap were allegedly made the sole directors in 2014.
Meanwhile, Tej Pratap Yadav had concealed in his election affidavit and in his annual assets declaration form that he had bought 45.24 decimal land worth Rs. 53.34 lakh in 2010 in Aurangabad district, the BJP leader had said last week adding that the Aurangabad land is presently worth over Rs. 15 crore.
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