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Updated December 20th, 2023 at 15:03 IST

Lalu Yadav's 'aide' Amit Katyal withdraws SC petition in land for jobs scam case

Amit Katyal, Lalu Yadav's alleged aide, was arrested by ED on November 10 for money laundering for his alleged involvement in land for jobs scam.

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Amit Katyal (left), Lalu Prasad Yadav (right). | Image:PTI/ANI
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Amit Katyal, the alleged close aide of former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav, on Monday withdrew his petition submitted before the Supreme Court seeking the dismissal of the case filed against him in land for jobs scam.

Katyal is booked under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and he moved the top court after being arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on November 10. The case was registered based on the complaint lodged by the Criminal Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

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He is accused of 'acquiring' lands from aspirants on behalf of the RJD chief and former Union railways minister Lalu Prasad Yadav in return for jobs in the railways.

The said acquisition of one the land pieces was done through Katyal's company AK Infosystem Private Limited where he was the director at the time, per ED.

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Infosystem is allegedly a “beneficiary company” in the case and its registered address is a residential building in south Delhi’s New Friends Colony and it was being used by the former Bihar CM, says ED.

It is alleged that from 2004 to 2009, several people were appointed to Group “D” positions and the candidates transferred their land to the family members of Prasad and A K Infosystems. 

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The ED had also said that Katyal was skipping summons by the agency for questioning regarding the land for jobs scam before being finally arrested last month. 

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Published December 4th, 2023 at 16:47 IST

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