Former Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav’s lawyer on Tuesday reached CBI office and sought two weeks time in Railway hotel tender case.
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav also sought two weeks to appear before the CBI for questioning in connection with a case of alleged graft in giving the maintenance contract for two IRCTC hotels to a private firm, sources had said.
The contracts were given when Yadav was railway minister. Yadav, who was summoned by the CBI for the second time to appear before the investigating team, sent his lawyer who submitted the request seeking two weeks time for questioning, the CBI sources had said.
They had said the agency was processing the request and would take a call on future course of action.
The lawyer did not say anything about Tejashwi Yadav, the RJD leader’s son and former deputy chief minister of Bihar, who is summoned in the case on Tuesday , they had said.
Tejashwi Yadav's lawyer reached CBI office & sought 2 weeks time. CBI had summoned Tejashwi Yadav to appear today— ANI (@ANI) September 26, 2017
They had been called on September 11 and 12. Lalu Yadav did not turn up, citing an ongoing court case in Ranchi where his presence was required, while Tejashwi claimed he had political commitments to take care of.