Land For Job Scam: Charge sheet filed against Tejashwi Yadav will now be heard next month

Tejashwi Yadav:  The hearing of the case of taking cognizance of the charge sheet filed against Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav and others in the case of job in exchange of land has been postponed for the next month. The matter was to be heard in Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court on Wednesday (July 12), but now the hearing will be held on August 8.  Apart from Tejashwi Yadav, names of 14 people including former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi are also included in the chargesheet. Sanction has not yet been received from the concerned department to prosecute Lalu and others in the case, so the date for taking cognizance of the charge sheet should be extended. After this, the court postponed the next hearing till August 8.

BJP is demanding Tejashwi’s resignation
On the other hand, Tuesday (11 July) Demanding the resignation of Tejashwi Yadav, BJP members created a ruckus in the Bihar Legislative Assembly. Due to this the assembly was adjourned. As soon as the proceedings of the House started at 11 am on Tuesday, BJP members stood on their seats and started demanding Tejashwi’s resignation. During this, some of the opposition members tried to overturn the table meant for the reporting staff and placed chairs on it. Ever since the charge sheet was filed against Tejashwi Yadav in this case, the BJP has been demanding Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s resignation as Deputy CM.

What is the whole matter?
This matter is between 2004 and 2009, at that time Lalu Yadav was the Railway Minister at the Center. The Yadav family is accused of gifting land to Lalu or selling it at a low price in lieu of the appointments made in the railways when Lalu was Railway Minister. In this case, CBI is investigating and ED is probing aspects related to money laundering. Summons were issued to other accused including Misa Bharti and Rabri Devi. After this, on March 15, Yadav family and others were granted bail after appearing in the Rouse court. On July 3, the CBI filed a second charge sheet, naming Tejashwi Yadav as an accused for the first time.

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