Tejashwi Yadav, former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and son of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, has sought another fortnight from CBI to appear for questioning in a case related to alleged corruption in giving the contract for running two IRCTC hotels to a private firm in 2006. It need be mentioned that Tejashwi Yadav had been summoned to appear today but he sent his counsel instead to submit the request seeking time to appear before the investigation team. The contracts were given in 2006 when his father Lalu Prasad Yadav was the Union railway minister.
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.
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