The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has summoned Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar and former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav for questioning in connection with the land-for-jobs case. This is the second summons issued to him, the first was issued on February 4.
However, according to a report by India Today, Yadav has communicated to the CBI that he can’t appear today as he was in the hospital with his wife.
The Enforcement Directorate on Friday searched his Delhi House in connection with the case days after the CBI questioned his parents, former Bihar Chief Ministers Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi, on consecutive days.
CBI has summoned Bihar Deputy CM and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav today, March 11 in connection with land-for-job case. This is the second summon issued to him, the first being issued on 4th February: Agency official— ANI (@ANI) March 11, 2023
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The federal investigation agency carried out searches at over 15 locations yesterday in the case of alleged money laundering involving Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family members. The searches are covering some leaders linked to the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in towns like Patna and Phulwari Sharif, officials said.
What is the case?
The case pertains to people allegedly given employment in the railways in return for land parcels gifted or sold at cheap rates to the Yadav family and its associates, officials said.
The CBI has filed a charge sheet in the case against Prasad, his wife and former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi and 14 others under charges of criminal conspiracy and provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act, and all the accused have been summoned on March 15, officials had said.
The ED case, filed under the criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, stems from this CBI complaint.
Both Lalu Prasad and Rabri Devi were questioned by the CBI in this case recently.
(With PTI Inputs)