The ED on Tuesday had questioned her son and former deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav for about nine hours in connection with its money laundering probe in the railway hotels allotment corruption case.
“I now wish to draw the people’s attention towards a transaction wherein a little-known person from Gopalganj district gave away land to Misa Bharti – more than six thousand square feet he supposedly owned in Patna,” Sushil Modi said.
Senior RJD leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui on Monday repudiated the allegations that party supremo Lalu Prasad had made him transfer property worth crores of rupees in Rabri Devi’s name “in return” for making him a minister. Siddiqui also lashed out at Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, who had reportedly levelled the allegations on […]
Tejashwi was interrogated for about seven hours on the alleged corruption in the award of contract to maintain two IRCTC hotels in 2006.
The CBI has accused Lalu Prasad Yadav of having “rigged and manipulated the tender process” while awarding contracts to two IRCTC hotels when he was Railways minister in 2006.
The CBI wants to question the former railways’ minister Lalu Prasad Yadav for a contract given for the maintenance of two IRCTC hotels in 2006. Tejashwi Yadav is also made an accused in the CBI FIR pertaining to alleged corruption in the deal.
The FIR alleged that the RJD leader abused his official position for extending undue favours to the Kochhars and acquired a piece of “high value premium land” through the benami firm Delight Marketing Company.
The case relates to contracts given to a private firm for maintenance of two Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) hotels when Lalu was the Railways minister.
The FIR alleged that the RJD leader, as the railway minister, abused his official position for extending undue favours to the Kochhar and acquired a “high value premium land” through a benami firm Delight Marketing Company.
The CBI has alleged that Lalu, as railway minister, handed over maintenance of two hotels run by the IRCTC to Sujata Hotel, owned by Vinay and Vijay Kochhar, in return for a prime plot in Patna through a benami company.
The complainant claimed that Lalu and Tejaswi, the leader of the opposition in the Bihar Assembly, lowered his prestige by making the “wild” allegation about his involvement in the Srijan NGO scam and demanded his arrest.
The legal notice was sent to them on Thursday by the lawyer of Uday Kant Mishra, who is also a long-time friend of the chief minister. The RJD has, however, denied getting any notice from Mishra as yet.
The scam involves siphoning of government funds for over a decade by a Bhagalpur-based NGO, Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti Limited.
The court of Swarn Shankar Prasad asked Lalu to complete the proceedings of putting up defence witnesses by September 16.
While Lalu has been asked to appear before CBI sleuths in Delhi on Monday, Tejashwi has been called on Tuesday. Lalu has denied any wrongdoing on his or his family’s part.