New Delhi/Patna, May 16:
The Income Tax Department on Tuesday conducted raids at 22 places in and around Delhi in connection with RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family in an alleged “benami” property case.
This comes a day after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar stated that if there was documentary proof or solid evidence against the Rashtriya Janata Dal chief and his family then the central government should take legal action.
The Bharatiya Janata Party leaders had alleged Lalu Prasad was connected to hundreds of “benami” properties.
Following the IT raids, senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, who has been repeatedly accusing Lalu Prasad and his family in the “benami” properties case, told the media in Patna that his stand was “vindicated”.