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Sadhu Yadav denies involvement in flood scam

Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | November 30, 2005 17:33 IST

Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav's high-profile brother-in-law Sadhu Yadav, the Rashtriya Janata Dal member of Parliament, has refuted his involvement in the multi-crore flood relief scam and said he will reply to theVigilance Department notice soon.

Yadav, the brother of Rabri Devi, the leader of the Opposition in the Bihar Assembly, said on Wednesdaythat allegations against his involvement in the flood relief scamwere basesless and far from the truth .

The Cabinet VigilanceDepartment,on Tuesday, served a show cause noticetoYadav, whohad allegedly received Rs 6 lakh in illegal gratification in a case related to the flood relief scam. "I will look into the notice, consult legal experts and replysoon," he said.

The Vigilance notice has asked him to explain the transfer of Rs 6 lakhto his bank account by Santosh Jha,the key accused in the multi-crorescam.

The Vigilance Department iscurrently investigating the Rs 14 crore flood relief scam that eventually resulted in the arrests of several key accused, including Jha and Gautam Goswami, the former district magistrateof Patna,Additional Director General Neelmani said.

"During the course of investigation and our talks with other accused, the Bureau has detected transfer of Rs. 6 lakh by Santosh Jha to Sadhu Yadav's State Bank of India account last January," Neelmani said, adding he had instructed the Superintendent of Police (Vigilance) to send a notice to Yadav, asking him to explain the transfer within a given time frame.

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Sub: Not involved in FloodScam:Sadhu

There can be a zillion show-cause notices, arrests, indictments etc., but not a single one of these persons will ever see the prison gate - ...

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