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A day after Lalu, CBI grills son in hotel scam

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Oct 7, 2017, 1:30 am IST
Updated : Oct 7, 2017, 1:31 am IST

Mr Tejashwi arrived at the CBI headquarters and his questioning ended in the evening.

Tejashwi Yadav (Photo: File)
 Tejashwi Yadav (Photo: File)

New Delhi: A day after RJD chief Lalu Prasad was questioned, the CBI on Friday interrogated his son Tejashwi Yadav in connection with the alleged irregularities committed in awarding tenders for development, maintenance and operation of Railway hotels at Ranchi and Puri to a private firm in 2006.

During that time, Lalu Yadav was railway minister in 2006.

Sources said the former deputy chief minister of Bihar appeared before the agency after three notices earlier to him went unanswered in connection with the case.

Mr Tejashwi arrived at the CBI headquarters and his questioning ended in the evening.

The agency had quizzed Lalu for eight hours on Thursday. During the questioning, Lalu had alleged the government was pursuing political vendetta against him and his family.

The case pertained to allegations that Lalu, as railway minister in 2006, handed over the maintenance of two hotels run by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) 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.

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