RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Sunday lashed out at the BJP led central government and claimed that the government is trying to scare him through the CBI. Lalu Prasad has been summoned by the CBI on September 11 with respect to the hotel tender scam.
On the other hand Lalu Prasad Yadav has said that he is not scared of the questioning and will fully cooperate with the investigating agency.
“It is not the CBI which is after me. It’s the BJP government at the Centre which is pressurising CBI to act against me but I am not afraid of them”, Lalu Prasad Yadav told a leading news portal.
The ED on Thursday also questioned Bikrajeet Singh Ahluwalia of Ahluwalia Constructions Pvt. Ltd. in connection with the alleged irregularities when two Railway hotels were leased out for maintenance in 2006 during then Railway Minister Lalu Prasad‘s tenure.
The official said the agency had also summoned Sujatha Hotels owners Vijay and Vinay Kochhar for questioning.
The ED had, on July 27, registered a separate case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act after a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) lodged an FIR against Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad and his family members.
The ED is investigating the case against the former Bihar Chief Minister and others for alleged transaction of money through shell companies.
On July 5, the CBI had registered a case against Lalu Prasad and his family members.