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ED issues fresh summons to Rabri Devi, Tejashwi in Railway tender case

The duo have been asked to appear before ED on October 10 and October 11 respectively

ANI  |  Patna 

RJD Chief Lalu Prasad with former Bihar CM and Rabri Devi, deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav and Health Minister Tej Pratap at party legislators meeting in Patna
RJD Chief Lalu Prasad with former Bihar CM and Rabri Devi, deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav and Health Minister Tej Pratap at party legislators meeting in Patna

The on Wednesday issued fresh summons to former chief minister and his son in an ongoing

The mother-son duo have been asked to appear before ED on October 10 and October 11 respectively.

The (CBI) earlier on Tuesday summoned (RJD) chief Yadav and Tejashwi in regard to the matter.

Both have been summoned to be present before the officers on October 3 and October 4 respectively.

Yadav's lawyer on September 25 sought two-week time from the for former minister to appear before it in connection with the matter.

Earlier on September 22, the had summoned Lalu on September 25 and his son Tejashvi Yadav on September 26.

In July, had registered a case against the then railway minister Lalu Yadav, his wife Rabri Devi, his son Tejashwi Yadav, Sarla Gupta, wife of Prem Chand Gupta, Vijay Kochar and Vinay Kochar, both directors of Messer's Sujata Hotel Private Limited, Messer's Delight Marketing Private Limited, P.K. Goel, the then Managing Directors, IRCTC and unknown others under Section 120 B read with Section 420 of IPC and Section 13(2) read with Section 13(1)d prevention of corruption act 1988 in connection with the case.

The FIR lodged by the against RJD chief stated that there were irregularities in awarding the tender for development, maintenance and operation of BNR Hotels in Ranchi and Puri during Yadav's term as Railway Minister of India, that is, from 2004 to 2009.

The alleged that the tender process was rigged, manipulated and the conditions were tweaked by the then Railway Minister to help a private hotel company.

The RJD, however, brushed aside the allegation and counter-blamed that the agencies were acting as alliance partners of the (BJP).

First Published: Wed, September 27 2017. 21:30 IST
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