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Railway tender case: CBI summons Lalu, Tejashwi on Oct 5, 6 respectively

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav failed to appear before the CBI for questioning on Tuesday in corruption case.

Fresh summons have been issued after they failed to appear before CBI.

Lalu has been asked to appear on October 5th and Tejashwi on October 6th according to sources.

Lalu supposed to appear before the CBI for questioning related to a case of alleged graft in giving the maintenance contract for 2 IRCTC hotels to private firm.

They had been called on September 11 & 12. But Lalu did not turn up claimed that his presence was must in ongoing court case in Ranchi.

Tejashwi had political commitments to take care. 

On July 7, CBI carried out search operations at 12 locations after registering corruption case against Lalu and his family members.

The case pertains to allegations that Lalu Yadav, as railway minister, handed over the maintenance of two hotels run by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation, a subsidiary of the Indian Railways, 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.

The FIR alleged that the RJD leader abused his official position for extending undue favours to the Kochhar and acquired a high value premium land through a benami firm delight marketing company.

The CBI registered a case against Lalu and his family members.

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