IRCTC hotel scam: CBI summons Lalu Yadav, son Tejashwi next week


New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday summoned Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and his son Tejashwi Yadav in the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) hotel scam.

The CBI has asked Lalu to appear for questioning on September 11, and his son Tejashwi Yadav on the next day – September 12.

Lalu Yadav has been accused of facilitating a contract to a private company to run hotels, as the country’s Railways Minister in 2006, after receiving a bribe in the form of a three-acre plot in Patna, where a mall is being built.

On July 7, 2017, the CBI had filed a FIR against Lalu. On the same day, the agency also raided 12 locations linked to Lalu and his family members in Patna, New Delhi, Ranchi, and Gurgaon.

The CBI has registered the case against Lalu Yadav, wife Rabri Devi, son Tejashwi, and Sarla Gupta, the wife of former union minister Prem Chand Gupta.

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