The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) was handed a shock on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, when several of its leaders’ residences were raided by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with an alleged land-for-job scam. Sunil Singh, who is also the party chairman of Biscomaun Patna, was one of the RJD leaders whose house was raided by as many as 10 CBI officers on early Wednesday morning.

Apart from being an RJD MLC, Singh is also known as a close aide of party founder Lalu Prasad Yadav. Singh termed the CBI raids as intentional to ANI as he said, “It is being done intentionally. There is no meaning to it. They are doing it thinking that out of fear, MLAs will come in their favor.”

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Who is Sunil Singh?

An RJD leader, Sunil Singh was born in 1971. Similar to his father Maharana Pratap Singh, Sunil’s occupation is social work and agriculture.

As per the MyNeta portal, the 51-year-old pursued a master’s degree in Chemistry from Magadh University in Gaya in 1988. Later, he also received a PhD in Chemistry from the same university in 2000.

Sunil Singh has seven criminal cases lodged against him and holds a total asset of more than 23 crores INR. However, he is yet to be convicted of a crime. The Member of the Legislative Council’s (MLC) house in Patna was raided by the CBI on Wednesday.

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Singh is known as a close confidante of RJD founder Lalu Prasad Singh, however, was accused by Lalu’s son Tej Pratap in 2021 of the party’s defeat in the Kusheshwar Asthan bypolls. Tej Pratap also named Sunil Singh, apart from others, as someone who did not let him meet his father Lalu Prasad in October 2021 after the veteran leader came back to the state after three years.

Singh was also handed a day’s suspension from the Bihar assembly for ‘unparliamentary behaviour’ by the Acting Chairman of the legislative council Awadhesh Narain Singh when he staged a walkout in 2021.