IRCTC case: Enforcement Directorate summons Tejashwi, Rabri

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today stated that RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav have been summoned in connection with a money laundering probe into the 2006 IRCTC hotel maintenance contract case.

An ED official, confirming the dates of the summons, told media: “We have summoned Tejashwi and Rabri Devi on November 20 and 24 respectively.”

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On November 13, the financial-probe agency had questioned Tejashwi Yadav, for the second time for over eight-and-a-half hours. He was questioned by the ED for over nine hours on October 10.

Rabri Devi, against whom the ED has issued seven summons, has not testified before the agency for questioning in the case. The ED is probing financial irregularities in the case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) against Tejashwi, his father and Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Lalu Prasad and other family members.

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On July 27, the Enforcement Directorate had registered a case under the PMLA following an FIR by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and is probing the trail of funds allegedly transferred through shell companies.