New Delhi: The CBI has asked RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav and his son Tejashwi Yadav to appear before it for questioning on October 5 and 6 in an alleged corruption case after duo said that they would not be able to appear on given dates.
According to the sources, Yadav and Tejashwi were earlier called on October 4 and 5.
Initial signs are that the CBI wants to question the former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav for a contract given for the maintenance of two IRCTC hotels in 2006. Tejashwi is also made an accused in the CBI FIR pertaining to alleged corruption in the deal.
Point to be noted here is that it is alleged that Lalu Yadav as Railway Minister handed over maintenance of two Railway hotels BNR Ranchi and Puri to Sujata Hotel (a company owned by Vinay and Vijay Kochhar) after receiving a bribe in the form of prime land of three acres through a benami company.