The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued fresh summons to RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and his son and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav in the land-for-jobs scam.
The agency has asked both of them to appear for questioning in its Patna office.
A team of ED officials visited the official residence of Lalu’s wife and former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi in Patna to deliver the summons.
While Lalu Prasad has been asked to appear on 29 January, Tejashwi is called the next day, on 30 January.
“The father and son have been asked to depose at the ED’s office on Bank Road in Patna. While Lalu has been asked to appear before the ED on January 29, Tejashwi has been called the next day,” a source was quoted as saying by The Indian Express.
Lalu Prasad and Tejashwi had skipped previous summons issued by the probe agency.
The purported scam dates back to when Prasad was the railway minister in the UPA-1 government, and it is alleged that between 2004 and 2009, several individuals were appointed to Group "D" roles in various Indian Railways zones, and in exchange, these individuals transferred their land to Prasad's family members and a related company, A K Infosystems Private Limited.
The money laundering case, which was filed under the criminal sections of the PMLA, originated from a complaint filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which has previously filed a charge sheet in this case.
Kuldeep is Senior Editor (Newsroom) at Swarajya. He tweets at @kaydnegi.
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