Enforcement Directorate has registered a money laundering case against RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his family members in a railway hotels allotment corruption case during UPA rule.
Official sources said, the case has been registered under sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act taking cognisance of a CBI FIR in this regard.
Earlier this month, the CBI had registered a criminal FIR and conducted multiple searches against the former Bihar chief minister and others.
The ED will investigate the alleged proceeds of crime generated by the accused, purportedly through shell companies.
The case dates back to the time when Lalu Prasad was the Railway Minister in the UPA rule.
In the CBI FIR it has been alleged that Lalu Prasad handed over the maintenance of two IRCTC hotels to a company after receiving a bribe in the form of prime land in Patna through a ‘benami’ company.