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"Headline management is happening": Manoj Jha on ED questioning Lalu Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav

Patna (Bihar): RJD leader Manoj Jha on Tuesday said that there is no transparency happening in the Enforcement Directorate's questioning of his senior party leaders, adding that headline management is taking place in this case on the instructions of the BJP's top leadership.

"There is a lack of transparency. Questioning is taking place, headline management is happening. Two people are politically anxious right now- PM and HM. Attempts are being made to tone this down. People can understand the level of vendetta politics that has been crossed by PM Modi and Amit Shah - shururat unhone ki, khatma koi aur karega (They started it but someone else will finish this)," Manoj Jha told ANI.

Earlier today, Rashtriya Janata Dal leader and former Bihar Deputy CM, Tejashwi Yadav reached the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) office on Monday to appear before the central agency regarding the Land-for-job case.

Tejashwi Yadav reached the ED office amid heavy security deployment and a large number of RJD members and supporters who raised slogans in support of Tejashwi Yadav.

Earlier in the day, a PMLA court issued notices against Amit Katyal, Rabri Devi, Misha Bharti, Hema Yadav, and Hridyanand Chaudhary to be present on February 9, 2024, for further trial in the alleged 'land for job scam', the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) stated in a release.

The ED had filed a prosecution complaint (PC) on January 1, 2024, under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002, against Amit Katyal, Rabri Devi, Misha Bharti, Hema Yadav, Hridyanand Chaudhary and two companies--A K Infosystems Private Limited, A B Exports Pvt. Ltd.--before the Special Court (PMLA), New Delhi, in the alleged scam.

The central agency initiated investigations based on an FIR registered by CBI related to land for job scam alleging that Lalu Yadav, the then Railway Minister, indulged in corruption for the appointment of Group D substitutes in Indian Railways during the period 2004-2009.

Earlier on Monday, Lalu Yadav was questioned by the central agency for nearly nine hours. (ANI)

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