New Delhi: Tejashwi Yadav, the son of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, on Tuesday skipped his scheduled look earlier than the Enforcement Directorate in reference to a cash laundering probe within the railway resorts allotment case, official sources stated.
It was not instantly clear if the previous Bihar chief minister furnished any cause for his absence to the central probe company as additionally the following plan of action of the ED.
Tejashwi has been as soon as grilled by the company for over 9 hours in reference to the case however since then he has skipped the summons thrice.
His mom and former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi too has skipped the ED summonses 5 occasions.
She has now been summoned to seem on 7 November earlier than the Investigating Officer (IO) of the case.
The company had registered a case in opposition to Lalu Prasad, his members of the family and others below the provisions of the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act (PMLA) someday again.
In July, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered an FIR and performed a number of searches on the properties of Lalu Prasad, who can also be a former Bihar chief minister, and others.
The CBI FIR has alleged that Lalu Prasad, throughout his tenure because the railway minister, handed over the upkeep of two Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Company (IRCTC) resorts to an organization in 2004 after receiving a bribe within the type of a first-rate plot of land in Patna by way of a ‘benami’ firm owned by Sarla Gupta, the spouse of Prem Chand Gupta, a former Union minister.
The ED had registered a felony case in opposition to his members of the family and others below the PMLA, primarily based on the CBI FIR.
The CBI additionally lately recorded the statements of Tejashwi and Lalu Prasad on this case.
The ED is investigating the alleged “proceeds of crime” generated by the accused, purportedly by way of shell firms, in accordance with the officers.
Others named within the CBI FIR embody Vijay Kochhar, Vinay Kochhar (each administrators of Sujata Accommodations), Delight Advertising and marketing firm, now often known as Lara Tasks, and the then IRCTC managing director PK Goel.
The CBI FIR was registered on 5 July in reference to favours allegedly prolonged to Sujata Accommodations in awarding a contract for the maintenance of the resorts in Ranchi and Puri and receiving premium land as ‘quid professional quo’.