Tejashwi Yadav as CBI plans to reopen closed case against him


“I have told the CBI that if they want to open an office in our house, they can,” Tejashwi Yadav said.

Patna:

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav and his two sisters may be involved in another case – which the CBI had earlier closed saying there was no wrongdoing. The agency plans to reopen the case a year after it closed and named Mr Yadav and his sisters Chanda and Rajnyadav. However, the final decision must rest with agency chief Subodh Kumar Jaiswal.

“Raruyadhav’s family is alleged to have secured a prime property from a Delhi real estate magnate in exchange for a contract to redevelop and refurbish two prime railway properties in Mumbai and Delhi,” the source said. The CBI claimed that the property, worth around Rs 50 crore, was sold for just a few crores to a shell company of which Tejaswi Yadav and his two sisters were directors.

In 2021, CBI investigators cited irregularities such as expired stamps, false transactions and transfer of property to Yadavs “at a lump sum”. The agency’s top official said the case must be closed because there was no good reason to register a First Information report.

Now sources say the agency is revisiting the case to determine whether it can register a First Information report based on the investigating officer’s report.

“They investigated once and found nothing. Now they have reopened. Suffice it to say that Raluj’s (his father and ex-Bihar Chief Minister Ralu Yadav) life is like ours. An open book. And I have told the CBI that if they want to open an office in our house, they can. Let them investigate. It makes no difference,” Tejashwi Yadav told the media tonight.

“All our statements are on the record. We went several times and answered all the questions from the ED (Enforcement Directorate) and the CBI. So what else can happen?” he added.

Lalu Yadav is currently recovering from a kidney transplant in Singapore. He faces three charges over various decisions he made when he was railways minister in the UPA government led by Manmohan Singh.

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