Fresh Sushil salvo: Lalu family has Rs 115 crore benami property
In a fresh salvo against Lalu Prasad's family, BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Saturday alleged that it had amassed "benami property" worth Rs 115 crore in a posh area of New Delhi through a shell company. RJD, however, dismissed allegations and dared Modi to get all the charges probed by a central agency.
"Lalu Prasad's family got control over A B Exports Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, which owned a land and an under construction house on it, valued together at Rs 115 crore at New Friends Colony in New Delhi. The company's entire share holding, directorship and properties have been given to Prasad's family," Modi alleged showing documents purportedly supporting his claim.
One Ashok Kumar Banthia's A B Exports got interest free loans of Rs 5 crore - Rs one crore each from five diamond jewellers of Mumbai - and bought an 800 sq metre plot (no D- 1088) in New Friend's Colony in 2007-08, he claimed.
"At present, the value of the plot is estimated to be around Rs 55 crore on which a four-storied building is being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 60 crore," he said.
As per the balance sheet of A B Exports', it did not have any employee and did no business in the past 15 years, and later all the shares and directorship of the company were handed over to Prasad's family, Modi claimed. Deputy CM Tejashwi Prasad Yadav was made a director of the company in January 2011, followed by his elder brother minister Tej Pratap in June 2014, he claimed.