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Land for Job rip-off: Tejashwi Yadav says he’ll seem earlier than CBI on March 25

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Land for Job scam: Tejashwi Yadav says he will appear before CBI on March 25

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav on Thursday assured the Delhi High Court that he’ll be part of the CBI investigation on March 25 for questioning in reference to the land-for-jobs rip-off case.

Yadav’s lawyer assured the courtroom after noting the submissions of CBI that “at this point of time, there is no endeavour to arrest him.” During arguments on Thursday earlier than Delhi High Court, senior advocate Maninder Singh appeared for Tejashwi Yadav and submitted that CBI has been calling him whereas the finances session is underway.

“I can appear through Video Conferencing. I am constantly telling them that I am a resident of Bihar. I have been served with three summons by the agency in just a few days,” Singh mentioned representing Yadav.

CBI advocate DP Singh mentioned, “The budget session is not on Saturday. He (Tejashwi Yadav) was in Delhi during the first summon but he refused to join the investigation. We need his appearance before us as there are documents to be shown,” add a CBI lawyer.

The bench of Justice Dinesh Kumar Sharma on Thursday after noting the submissions of either side disposed of the matter and granted liberty to the petitioner to re-approach the courtroom if any grievance happens sooner or later on this regard.

Tejashwi had submitted that discover below part 160 of the CrPC can solely be issued to an individual, who’s located inside the native jurisdiction of that police station or is inside the adjoining police station. Therefore, the Impugned Notices have been issued in gross violation of the provisions of the CrPC extra notably the availability stipulated in Section 160 of the CrPC.

However, the petitioner has acquired the above-mentioned Impugned Notices from the Respondent, requiring him to seem in New Delhi. The similar is, nonetheless, in disregard of the legislation, the Yadav’s lawyer mentioned.

Tejashwi Yadav by means of plea additionally prayed that instructions be issued to the CBI that at any time when Yadav is interrogated within the current FIR, he’s allowed the presence of his advocate(s) at a visual however not audible distance, as per the legislation laid down by the Supreme Court of India.

He additionally mentioned the petitioner (Tejashwi Yadav) is duty-bound to render full cooperation and help within the ongoing investigation.

Tejashwi Yadav additionally sought the issuance of path, particularly within the nature of mandamus for quashing of summons dated February 28, 2023, March 4, 2023, and March 11, 2023, issued by the CBI for look earlier than the New Delhi department of CBI.

The Rouse Avenue Court on Wednesday granted common bail to ex-Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, ex-Bihar CM Rabri Devi, their daughter-RJD MP Misa Bharti and different accused in Land for Job alleged rip-off case.

Special Judge Geetanjali Goel on Wednesday whereas granting common bail to all accused within the case famous that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had not arrested any accused within the case and the chargesheet was filed with out arresting.

The CBI in its first chargesheet filed in reference to the alleged land-for-job rip-off acknowledged that irregular appointments of candidates had been made in Central Railway, violating the laid down norms and procedures of Indian Railways for recruitment.

As a quid-pro-quo, the candidates instantly or by means of their speedy kin/relations, bought land to the relations of Lalu Prasad Yadav (then Union Railway Minister) at extremely discounted charges as much as 1/4th to 1/fifth of the prevailing market charges, acknowledged CBI.

CBI additional acknowledged that investigation has revealed that Lalu Prasad Yadav throughout the interval 2007-08 when he was Union Minister of Railways, with the intent to amass the land parcels located in Vill- Mahuabagh, Patna and Vill-Kunjwa, Patna which had been located adjoining to the land parcels already owned by his relations; entered right into a legal conspiracy together with his spouse Rabri Devi, daughter Misha Bharati, Officers of Central Railways specifically Sowmya Raghvan the then General Manager, Kamal Deep Mainrai, the then Chief Personnel Officer, and residents of Vill-Mahjabagh, Patna and Vill-Bindaul, Bihta, Patna and Patna City specifically Raj Kumar Singh, Mithlesh Kumar, Ajay Kumar, Sanjay Kumar, Dharmendra Kumar, Vikas Kumar, Abhishek Kumar, Ravindra Ray, Kiran Devi, Akhileshwar Singh, Ramashish Singh.

According to the CBI, all of the candidates after their engagement as substitutes had been subsequently regularized.

In lieu of getting them appointed in Railways, Lalu Prasad Yadav obtained the lands transferred owned by candidates and their relations within the names of his spouse Rabri Devi and Misha Bharti on the market consideration which was a lot lesser than the prevailing circle charges in addition to the prevailing market charges.

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