Land For Job Case: Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav will not appear before the CBI on Saturday in connection with the land-for-job case after the agency summoned the leader earlier in the day, reported ANI citing sources. It added that Tejashwi wife was hospitalised on Friday after ED’s questioning and that she is pregnant.
“Bihar Dy CM & RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav won’t appear before CBI due to his wife’s health. After the ED raid, she was hospitalised yesterday at a private hospital in Delhi. She is pregnant and after twelve hours of interrogation she fainted due to BP problems,” ANI added in report.
The CBI has summoned the RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav for questioning after quizzing his parents Lalu Yadav and Rabri in the same case.
This is the second summon issued to him, the first being issued on February 4 but he had not appeared before the CBI sleuths then, following which a fresh date was given for Saturday, news agency PTI reported officials as saying.
The summon comes after Enforcement Directorate (ED) raided the Delhi home of Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and Lalu Prasad’s son Tejashwi Yadav in the land-for-jobs scam on Friday. Raids were also conducted at the houses of Lalu Prasad’s daughters among other places.
Earlier, former Bihar chief minister and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav was questioned for nearly two hours on Tuesday after the agency questioned his wife and former Chief Minister of Bihar Rabri Devi in the matter.
The ED also raided the premises of ex-RJD MLA Syed Abu Dojana at Phulwari Sharif in Patna. A team of four members from Patna ED conducted the raid for investigation in a disproportionate assets case, an official said.
The entire exercise was videographed during which Prasad was confronted with some documents in a special room where he is quarantined post his kidney transplant surgery, the officials told news agency PTI.
The CBI has already filed a chargesheet in the case against Prasad, Rabri Devi and 14 others under charges of criminal conspiracy and provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act, and all the accused have been summoned on March 15, they said.
The officials said a fresh round of questioning is taking place as part of “further investigation” where the agency is trying to ascertain the money trail and larger conspiracy.
The fresh questioning of ailing Prasad, who was convicted in a fodder scam, and his wife had evoked sharp criticism from opposition parties.