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Agencies must ensure fair probe against Lalu Prasad Yadav, Misa Bharti: RJD

RJD says it is disturbing to see media of jumping to conclusions even before completion of probe

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Lalu Prasad Yadav
Lalu Prasad Yadav

The (RJD) on Thursday called for a fair probe in the properties case involving party chief Prasad Yadav's daughter Bharti and her husband.

"I find it a little bizarre and shocking that things, which even investigative agencies are not aware of, are being circulated in the media. I believe this is a fairly procedural thing, but what disturbs us all that suddenly a television channel writes 'this and that impact'," leader Manoj Jha told ANI.

"I think investigative agencies should take cognisance of these things because if rule of law comes under doubt then I think it would impact the state processes. We only wish the investigation should be fair," he added.

On Wednesday, the (I-T) department issued summons to Bharti and her husband, in connection with its probe into a Rs 1,000-crore alleged land deals and a tax evasion case.

The development followed the arrest of chartered accountant Agrawal by the on May 22. Agrawal is alleged to have aided in the illegal transactions involving Lalu's kin.

The arrest came days after raids were conducted by the at 22 locations in Delhi, Gurugram on companies and people associated with

As per sources, the raids were conducted on the charges of illegal (benami) land deals worth Rs. 1,000 crore.

First Published: Thu, May 25 2017. 14:31 IST