The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday (May 16) conducted searches at the premises of RJD MLA Kiran Devi and Rajya Sabha member Prem Chand Gupta at nine locations in multiple states in connection with the land-for-jobs scam, officials said.
The searches were conducted after the alleged role of the two leaders emerged in the scam, they said.
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The searches were spread across Arrah and Patna in Bihar at the premises of Kiran Devi and her husband Arun Singh and in Gurugram, Rewari, Noida, and Delhi at the premises of Gupta, they said.
CBI searches at premises of RJD leaders in 9 locations in Bihar, Haryana, UP, Delhi in connection with land-for-jobs scam:Officials
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It is alleged that during RJD supremo Lalu Prasad’s tenure as railway minister from 2004-2009, appointments were made in Central Railways in violation of norms and procedures of recruitment.
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No advertisement or public notice was issued for appointment but some residents of Patna were appointed as substitutes in different zonal railways located at Mumbai, Jabalpur, Kolkata, Jaipur, and Hazipur, it is alleged.
(With inputs from agencies)