CBI Summons Lalu Prasad Yadav, Son In IRCTC Hotel Case

September 23, 2017 10:24
CBI Summons Lalu Prasad Yadav, Son In IRCTC Hotel Case

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CBI Summons Lalu Prasad Yadav, Son In IRCTC Hotel Case:- Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and his son Tejaswi Yadav were summoned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for interrogation in IRCTC hotel case.

The father-son duo will be questioned by the investigative agency on September 25 and 26 respectively. Former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav is accused of allotting maintenance contracts of two IRCTC hotels to a private firm during his tenure of ministership.

Earlier, on September 11 and 12, they were called but Lalu did not turn up, citing an ongoing court case in Ranchi where his presence was required. Tejaswi also claimed that he had political engagements too. Yadav was alleged of giving maintenance contracts of IRCTC hotels in Ranchi and Puri to Sujata Hotel. The Sujata hotel is a company owned by Vinay and Vijay Kochhar, in return for a prime plot of three acres in Patna through a benami company.

The FIR alleged that for extending undue favours to Kochhars, Lalu as the railway minister abused his official position. The favors were acquired from a “high value premium land” through a benami firm Delight Marketing Company, and as a quid pro quo, “dishonestly and fraudulently” managed award of leasing of the two hotels.

A case has been registered against Lalu, his wife Rabri Devi, a former Bihar chief minister, son Tejaswi, who was deputy CM until a few months ago, and Sarla Gupta, wife of Prem Chand Gupta, a former union minister by the CBI.

Vijay Kochhar, Vinay Kochhar, both directors of Sujata Hotels and owner of Chanakya Hotel, Delight Marketing Company, now known as Lara Projects, and the then IRCTC managing director P K Goel are the others accused in the FIR.


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