IRCTC case: ED summons Tejashwi, Rabri

Tejashwi Yadav
Tejashwi Yadav. (File Photo: IANS)

New Delhi, Nov 17: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday summoned RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav over  a money laundering probe into IRCTC hotel maintenance contract case.

An ED official, confirming the dates of the summons, told news agency IANS: “We have summoned Tejashwi and Rabri Devi on November 20 and 24 respectively.”

On Monday, the financial-probe agency had interrogated  Tejashwi Yadav, for the second time for over eight-and-a-half hours.

Earlier, he was questioned by the ED for over nine hours on October 10.

Rabri Devi, against whom the ED has issued seven summons, has not testified before the agency for questioning in the case.

On July 27, the Enforcement Directorate had registered a case under the PMLA following an FIR by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and is probing the trail of funds allegedly transferred through shell companies.

The CBI registered a corruption case on July 5 against Lalu Prasad, Rabri Devi and Tejashwi Yadav for alleged irregularities alleged in IRTC hotels contract and granting favors to private firm.

The contracts were given to Sujata Hotels, a company owned by Vijay and Vinay Kochhar, allegedly in lieu of bribe in the form of a plot of prime land in Bihar, the CBI said.

Apart from Ahluwalia Contractors’ promoter Bikramjeet Singh Ahluwalia, who has also been questioned in the case, former Union Minister Prem Chand Gupta’s wife Sarla Gupta and then IRCTC Managing Director P.K. Goel are also accused in the case.

Wefornews Bureau 

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