Enforcement Directorate (ED) has seized 11 plots of land in Patna worth 44(point)75 crore rupees in the name of a firm linked to RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s family, as part of the IRCTC hotel money laundering case.
The central probe agency was allowed to take possession of the seized assets by a designated PMLA authority recently.
Officials said, possession documents were notified and a huge notice board, bearing the signature of Assistant Director of the Delhi zonal office-I, was put up at the contiguous plots, measuring about three acres, in Danapur near the Bihar capital yesterday.
They said, the action has been undertaken under section 8 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. In July last year, the agency registered a case against Lalu Prasad, his family members and others under the provisions of the PMLA.