Sushil Modi ‘uncovers’ another land deal by Lalu family
While demanding a probe, BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi has asked Lalu Prasad to explain the circumstances under which a man from Siwan gifted his immovable asset to Rabri Devi. He also sought to know how the deal benefitted the Siwan man.india Updated: Jun 06, 2017 18:33 IST
Continuing his attack on RJD president Lalu Prasad and his family members for alleged acquisition of landed properties through murky deals, senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday levelled a fresh accusation, claiming that one Lalan Choudhary gifted his property worth Rs 30.8 lakh in Patna to former chief minister and RJD leader Rabri Devi.
Making the allegation, Modi demanded that chief minister Nitish Kumar should get investigated the circumstances under which Choudhury was forced to gift his property to Devi.
Talking to newsmen on the sidelines of his Janata Darbar here, Modi said Choudhary gifted to Rabri Devi on January 25, 2014 his pucca house, measuring 1,088 square feet, at Naya Tola under Danapur police station in Patna.
Citing documents related to the deed details, he said Choudhary had bought the said property for Rs 3,97,000 on March 30, 2009.
Modi asked Lalu’s family to disclose the identity of Choudhary and explain the circumstances under which a man from Siwan gifted his immovable asset to Devi. “The family should also make it public how the deal benefited Choudhary and from where he (Choudhary) got the money to buy the property,” he added.
“Lalu’s family should clear the doubts or else people will believe that it is benami property bought in the name of Lalan Choudhary,” he said.
Benami properties are those in which the real beneficiary is not the one in whose name the property has been purchased.
The former deputy chief minister said since the matter fell under the jurisdiction of the Bihar government, Kumar should order a probe to go into it.
Modi had launched his first attack on the Lalu family, pertaining to acquisition of illegal property on April 4. “I have many more matters to reveal, which I will do in the days to come,” he quipped.
First Published: Jun 06, 2017 18:33 IST