Adding to the woes of the Lalu family, the CBI found several crucial evidences
In this scam, around 4000 people were given railway jobs in exchange for land.
CBI got a list of 1500 candidates
New Delhi : Lalu family’s problems are increasing in the case of land-for-job scam. It is a separate matter that Lalu family members have got bail, but the CBI has widened the scope of its investigation. In the investigation, the CBI found that around 4,000 people were given jobs in Indian Railways in exchange for land in this scam.
Sources said the CBI has found a storage device containing a list of 1,500 candidates. Along with this, the CBI has also got the data about the zones in which these candidates have been posted in the railways. Officials claimed that those who gave land to Lalu and his family in exchange for jobs belonged to only 5-6 districts of Bihar.
Lalu had made the camp office a cell for giving jobs.
The CBI investigation also revealed that Lalu had set up a special cell called MR Cell in his Patna camp office, which was used as a collection center for documents and applications from candidates. This cell used to check the documents of the concerned applicant before sending the application to the railway authorities. The cell used to make decisions like which candidate to send to which zone of the railway.
The Lalu family made huge profits by selling lands.
The investigation also revealed evidence that the Lalu clan was later making profits by selling several lands it had bought from the candidates. For example, a land bought for a few lakh rupees was sold to a company for crores of rupees in 2017. The owner of this land is former RJD MLA Syed Abu Dujana. CBI sources also told about the strange case of a shell firm owned by Amit Katyal. The firm allegedly bought land parcels worth crores of rupees. It was later taken over by Lalu’s son Tejashwi Yadav and wife Rabri Devi in 2014.
Jobs were given despite lack of documents.
Some of the candidates were found to have deficiencies in their applications and documents, in which case they should have been rejected, but this was not done. Rather, their papers were revised and the applicants were given jobs. In most of such cases, the candidates were joined on a previous date. In some cases candidates could not clear the medical test. They were given jobs in posts where medical fitness was not required.