Delhi Court on Saturday extended the judicial custody of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav’s daughter Misa Bharti’s Chartered Accountant Rajesh Agarwal till August 9, in connection with a Rs. 8,000 crore money laundering case and will also consider the bail plea on the same day.
On July 21, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed a chargesheet Agarwal in connection the case.
On July 8, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided three Delhi premises of Bharti, her husband Shailesh Kumar and a firm allegedly linked to them in the money laundering probe involving shell companies.
The ED is the third central probing body investigating alleged financial irregularities by Lalu Prasad’s family after the CBI and the Income Tax department, which recently attached Benami assets worth about 180 crore rupees.
The ED had arrested CA Rajesh Agarwal on March 20 for providing accommodation entries of about Rs. 60 lakh to a firm owned by Bharti and her husband.