Tejashwi Yadav, son of RJD leader Lalu Prasad, on Monday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a money laundering probe within the railway accommodations allotment corruption case, edifying sources stated.
They stated the statement of the dilapidated Bihar Deputy Chief Minister used to be being recorded by the investigating officer of the case after he arrived on the ED station of business, a exiguous bit after eleven am.
That is the 2nd time Tejashwi is being puzzled by the central probe agency in this case. He used to be last puzzled by the agency on October 10 and used to be grilled for over nine hours.
Since then, Tejashwi has skipped four appearances. He appeared on Monday as allotment of a unusual summon, they stated.
The agency had registered a case against Lalu Prasad, his family and others below the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) within the future ago. Tejashwi’s mother and dilapidated Bihar chief minister Rabri has skipped the ED summonses on the least six times till now.
In July, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had registered an FIR and performed just a few searches on the properties of Lalu Prasad, who is additionally a dilapidated Bihar chief minister, and others.
The CBI FIR has alleged that Lalu Prasad for the length of his tenure because the railway minister handed over the repairs of two Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) accommodations to an organization in 2004 after receiving a bribe within the hold of a prime land in Patna thru a ‘benami’ company owned by Sarla Gupta, critical other of Prem Chand Gupta, a dilapidated Union minister.
The ED had registered a criminal case against his family and others below the PMLA, in step with the CBI FIR. The CBI additionally currently recorded the statements of Tejashwi and Lalu Prasad in this case.
The ED is investigating the alleged “proceeds of crime” generated by the accused, purportedly thru shell corporations, in step with officials.
Others named within the CBI FIR consist of Vijay Kochhar, Vinay Kochhar (each administrators of Sujata Resorts), Delight Marketing company, now identified as Lara Initiatives, and the then IRCTC managing director P Okay Goel.
The CBI FIR used to be registered on July 5 in connection with favours allegedly extended to Sujata Resorts in awarding a contract for the repairs of the accommodations in Ranchi and Puri and receiving top payment land as ‘quid pro quo’.