Yadav further claimed that the ED had finished the raid at his residence in half an hour, but stayed back awaiting “clearance from above.”
“Be it Union home minister Amit Shah or anybody else, the director who repeats the same script for these agencies must now be changed”, the RJD leader said told reporters.
“We are not, like the BJP-RSS, students of entire political science. We are practitioners of real politics and have the conviction and public support to take them on. But they are scared and are trying to run away from the political battle”, he said.
Last week, ED claimed that proceeds of crime amounting to Rs 600 crore were detected during searches on premises owned by Lalu Prasad Yadav and close family members in connection with a money laundering case linked to the railways land-for-jobs ‘scam’.
Land for Job scam: ED detects Rs 600 crore in ‘proceeds of crime’ in raids against Lalu Prasad’s family
The “scam” pertains to a period during 2004-09 when Lalu was railway minister in the Congress-led UPA government and involves his alleged misuse of office to hand out jobs to persons in exchange for land plots that were transferred at nominal prices to the relatives of the RJD boss.
During the searches, Rs 53 lakh in cash, $1,900 in foreign currency, 540 gms of gold bullion, over 1. 5kg of gold jewellery and incriminating documents and electronic devices were seized, the ED said.
(With agency inputs)