Tejashwi Yadav grilled for nine hours by ED over alleged corruption in railway hotel contracts

New Delhi: Tejashwi Yadav, son of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, was on Tuesday grilled for about nine hours by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with its money laundering probe in the railway hotels allotment corruption case.

File image of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav. PTI

File image of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and Tejashwi Yadav. PTI


The former Bihar deputy chief minister arrived at the central probe agency's office here at about 12 noon and left after 9 pm, officials said.

They said at least 40 questions were put across Tejashwi and that the investigating officer recorded his answers.

The agency is expected to record the statement of Tejashwi's mother and former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi on Wednesday.

The CBI had recently recorded the statement of Tejashwi and Lalu Prasad in the case.

The ED had registered a criminal case against Lalu Prasad's family members and others under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), sometime back.

In July, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had registered a criminal FIR and conducted multiple searches against Lalu Prasad and others.


The ED will investigate the alleged "proceeds of crime" generated by the accused, purportedly through shell companies, officials had said.
Rabri Devi, Tejashwi Yadav, and others will be probed by the agency under charges filed in the Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR), the ED equivalent of a police FIR.

The case dates back to the time when Lalu was the railway minister in the UPA government.

Others named in the CBI FIR include Vijay Kochhar, Vinay Kochhar (both directors of Sujata Hotels), Delight Marketing company, now known as Lara Projects, and then IRCTC managing director PK Goel.


Published Date: Oct 11, 2017 09:08 am | Updated Date: Oct 11, 2017 09:08 am



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