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Railway hotel tender case: CBI raids Rabri Devi's Patna residence, questions Tejashwi Yadav for 4 hours

Rabri Devi, along with her husband RJD chief Lalu Prasad and son Tejashwi Yadav, was named in an FIR filed by CBI in a railway hotel tender case.

Reported by: India TV News Desk, Patna [ Updated: April 10, 2018 18:44 IST ]
Railway hotel tender case: CBI raids Rabri Devi's Patna
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Railway hotel tender case: CBI raids Rabri Devi's Patna residence, questions Tejashwi Yadav for 4 hours

The Central Burea of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday raided former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi's residence at Patna's 10 Circular Road in connection with IRCTC hotel tender case.

Rabri's son Tejashwi was interrogated by the CBI for four hours about money laundering in the railway hotel allotment case.

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Rabri Devi, along with her husband RJD chief Lalu Prasad and son Tejashwi Yadav, was named in an FIR filed by CBI in July last year following which the investigating agency conducted raids at 12 locations across four cities in connection the alleged corruption case. 

The FIR stated there were irregularities in awarding the tender for development, maintenance and operation of the BNR hotels in Ranchi and Puri when he was the railway minister from 2004 to 2009.

The investigating agency had alleged the tender process was rigged, manipulated and the conditions were tweaked by the then railway minister to help a private hotel company owned by the wife of an RJD MP. He was accused of having received a three-acre plot in return, reportedly worth Rs 45 crore.

The Enforcement Directorate has also registered an FIR in the matter and the investigation is underway.

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