IRCTC hotels scam: CBI grills Tejashwi Yadav for seven hours

Updated On : 06 Oct , 2017 , 09:39 PM
IRCTC hotels scam: CBI grills Tejashwi Yadav for seven hours
IRCTC hotels scam: CBI grills Tejashwi Yadav for seven hours
New Delhi:

The CBI on Friday grilled Tejashwi Yadav, son of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav for nearly seven hours in connection with alleged corruption in the award of the contract to maintain two IRCTC hotels in 2006.

Sources in CBI said the 27-year-old former deputy chief minister of Bihar appeared before the agency after evading three notices for questioning in the case.  

They said Tejashwi arrived at the CBI headquarters at 11 am and his questioning ended around 6 pm. The agency had quizzed Prasad for seven hours on Thursday.

He had alleged the government was pursuing political vendetta against him and his family.

The case pertains to allegations that Prasad, as railway minister, handed over the maintenance of two hotels run by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation, a subsidiary of the Indian Railways, in Ranchi and Puri to Sujata Hotel, 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 the RJD chief abused his official position for extending undue favours to the Kochhars and acquired a piece of "high value premium land" through the benami firm Delight Marketing Company.

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First Published : Friday, October 06, 2017 09:28 PM

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