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Nitish reacts cautiously to IT raids on Lalu's 'banami

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

today reacted cautiously to the department's raids to probe into the alleged benami deals worth Rs 1000 crore involving RJD chief and others.

"As per the media reports we have got to know that raids have been carried out at 22 places... But we don't know where those raids are taking place and what is the purpose behind them," Kumar told reporters in a reply to a question.

"What can I say till I get to know the details," the CM said emerging from a cabinet meeting here.

The Department has conducted raids and surveys at 22 locations in and adjoining areas to probe into the alleged benami deals worth Rs 1,000 crore linked to RJD chief and others.

Reacting strongly to the IT raids, RJD chief put up a brave front saying he was "not scared at all" and will continue to "fight against the fascist forces."

"mein himmat nahi hai ki Lalu ki awaz ko daba sake... Lalu ki awaz dabayenge to desh bhar me karoron Lalu khare ho jayenge... Main gidarbhabhki se nahi darne wala hoon (does not have the courage to stifle my voice ... If it tries to silence one Lalu, crores of Lalu will stand up in the country. I am not scared of empty threats)," he tweeted.

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 20:32 IST