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Lalu Prasad Yadav's Daughter Misa Bharti In Legal Trouble, ED Files Chargesheet In Money Laundering Case

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| December 23 , 2017 , 14:06 IST

Lalu Prasad Yadav's daughter Misa Bharti and her husband, Shailesh Kumar have been booked in a money laundering case by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). A charge sheet against the couple has been filed pertaining their connection to a Delhi farmhouse.

ED counsel head Nitesh Rana filed the charge sheet before the Special Judge Naresh Kumar Malhotra at Patiala House Court. The matter will be taken up during the first week of January, assured the judge's list of consideration.

The farmhouse in question is located at 26, Palam Farms in south Delhi's Bijwasan area. It was attached provisionally under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and reportedly belongs to Misa and her husband under the fake name "Ms Mishail Packers and Printers Private Limited", confirmed the central probe agency.

The ED has alleged that the farmhouse was bought by the accused couple in 2008-09 by "using Rs 1.2 crore involved in money laundering". A supplementary charge sheet was filed against Bharti's chartered accountant Rajesh Agrawal during the July probe.

Among the 35 accused in money laundering case including the businessmen brothers, Surendra Jain and Virendra Jain, Agrawal's name surfaced for converting black money into a legal source of income through dubious transactions. He is accused of helping Misa's husband's company, Mishail Packers and Printers Pvt Ltd "with similar transactions". 

Bharti was earlier questioned by ED regarding her involvement in the money laundering case of Rs 1.2 crore whereas three premises belonging to Bharti and her husband were raided in Delhi. The properties are located in the high-class localities of Ghitorni, Bijwasan and Sainik Farms.