Misa Bharti, the daughter of Lalu Prasad Yadav and her husband Shailesh Kumar were granted bail on Monday by a special CBI court in a money laundering case. However, they can’t leave the country without the permission of the court. According to the charge sheet put up by the Central Bureau of Investigation, Misa Bharti and her husband were, “party and actively connected with proceeds of crime including its concealment, possession, acquisition or use and projecting or claiming it as untainted property, and thus are guilty of money laundering”. “They have failed to provide the source of unaccounted money provided to Jain brothers and others for making an investment in their company. It also said that the couple, as well as the company, “have committed an offence of money laundering”.
The couple have been accused of laundering Rs 8,000 crore and responsible for various shell companies through which they ran the scam. The main factor of the scam is mentioned in the charge sheet, that states, “actively connived and conspired with Rajesh Kumar Agarwal (another accused in the case) and late Sandeep Sharma for laundering Rs 1.20 crore through the shell companies controlled by Jain brothers and Santosh Kumar Shah (alleged hawala and shell company operatives).” Both Husband and wife had given funds to the operatives of Hawala, and thus helped them knowingly in the scam.
Misa’s father, Lalu Prasad Yadav is in prison, as he has been charged with corruption in the fodder case and sentenced to three years in Jail for his crimes.