New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) RJD Chief Lalu Prasad’s son-in-law on Monday skipped the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) summons in a case of alleged money laundering, an official here said.
“We had summoned Shailesh Kumar on Saturday to appear before the agency today (Monday) for questioning, but he did not appear,” the ED official told IANS.
The official also said that the agency has summoned the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief’s daughter Misa Bharti to appear before it on Tuesday in the case of alleged money laundering.
The ED action comes in the wake of the raids it carried out on three properties of Shailesh Kumar and Bharti for alleged money laundering in the Jain brothers entry operators case.
The searches were carried out on the basis of a criminal complaint filed on February 11 with the Serious Fraud Investigating Office (SFIO) in Delhi’s Tis Hazari court against Jain brothers — Surendra Kumar Jain and Virendra Jain — and Jagat Project Pvt. Ltd., chartered accountant Rajesh Kumar Agrawal and others for criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery under the provisions of the Companies Act.
On May 22, the Directorate had arrested Agrawal, allegedly linked to Bharti, from Delhi, while Jain brothers were arrested on March 20.
According to the ED official, Bharti, who is also a Rajya Sabha MP from Bihar, and her husband were directors of Mishail Packers and Printers Private Limited, which is suspected to have entered into ‘benami’ deals for the purchase of a farm house in Delhi’s Bijwasan area.