New Delhi, Oct 5, 2017: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Thursday appeared before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in response to its summons to join investigation in connection with the Railway hotel tender case.
Lalu appeared at the CBI headquarters on Lodhi Road in south Delhi at around 11.30 a.m.
“His questioning has started,” CBI spokesperson Abhishek Dayal told media.
The CBI on September 26 issued fresh summons, third in the month to the RJD chief and his son Tejashwi Yadav in the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation case.
The probe agency had asked both to visit its headquarters on October 5 and 6, respectively, to join investigation in the case.
The CBI’s latest move comes after Lalu Prasad and Tejashwi skipped two earlier summons.
A corruption case was registered against Lalu, his wife Rabri Devi, his son Tejashwi Yadav and others by the CBI under Section 120 B read with Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 13(2) read with Section 13(1)d Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 in connection with the case.