Former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi lost her cool and slapped an RJD worker who was protesting outside her Patna home, where the CBI had been conducting an hours-long raid.
Rabri Devi has been named as an accused in a fresh corruption case lodged by the CBI. (PTI photo)
Former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi lost her cool and slapped an RJD worker who was protesting outside her Patna home, where the CBI had been conducting an hours-long search operation in a fresh case related to the land-for-jobs scam on Friday.
In the wake of the CBI raids, RJD workers had been sloganeering and staging protests outside Rabri Devi’s 10, Circular Road residence. When the probe agency’s officials tried to leave the property in the evening, they were met with resistance from the party cadres. Patna Police also struggled to disperse the protesting mob.
Video shows that Rabri Devi came out to pacify her party workers, who were creating a ruckus and blocking the CBI team from leaving. However, she abruptly lost her temper and slapped one protester, then another.
At the time of the incident, Rabri Devi’s son Tej Pratap Yadav was also present outside. Together, the two senior leaders defused the situation by entreating the protesting workers, and they eventually backed off and let the CBI team depart.
Rabri Devi has been named as an accused in a fresh corruption case lodged by the CBI in the land-for-jobs scam dating back to her husband Lalu Prasad Yadav’s tenure as railway minister. The couple’s two daughters, Misa Bharti and Hema, are also named in the list of 17 accused, according to the FIR.
It is alleged that several prime properties were given to the Yadav family in exchange for jobs in the Railways under Lalu Prasad Yadav from 2008 to 2009.
The CBI carried out search operations at 16 locations in Delhi, Patna and Gopalganj linked to the accused, and interrogated Rabri Devi for 12 hours in connection with the case.