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Lalu appears before CBI for questioning in hotels-for-land

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

RJD leader and former Yadav today reached the headquarters here for questioning in connection with alleged corruption in awarding the maintenance contract for two IRCTC hotels to a private firm.

Yadav, who arrived at the headquarters at 11 am, was accompanied by his daughter Misa and did not speak to the media. He was taken to the investigation officer while Misa was asked to wait in the lobby, sources said.

His son Tejashwi Yadav, the former deputy chief minister of Bihar, is scheduled to appear before the agency tomorrow.

The two were asked by the to appear for questioning on October 5 and 6 in the alleged corruption case. This was after both leaders expressed their inability to appear on October 4 and 5.

It is alleged that Yadav, as in 2006, handed over maintenance of two Railway hotels -- BNR Ranchi and Puri -- to Sujata Hotel (a company owned by Vinay and Vijay Kochhar) after receiving a bribe in the form of three acres of prime land through a 'benami' (shell) company.

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First Published: Thu, October 05 2017. 12:07 IST