• The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on October 7 filed a chargesheet at Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court against former Railways Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad, his wife Rabri Devi and 14 others, including candidates who got jobs in the alleged land-for-jobs scam
  • The CBI in May this year registered an FIR against Mr. Prasad, his wife and former minister Rabri Devi, their two daughters Misa Bharti (Rajya Sabha MP) and Hema Yadav, and 12 others in connection with the said scam
  • According to the FIR, between 2004 and 2009, when Mr. Prasad was the Union Minister of Railways in the UPA-I government, nearly 12 people were appointed as substitutes in various zones in Group-D posts in the Railways in exchange for land parcels