Delhi HC orders Tejashwi to appear before the CBI on March 25 in the Land for Jobs case
Tejashwi Yadav, the deputy chief minister of Bihar, has been ordered by the Delhi High Court to appear before the CBI on March 25 in Delhi in connection with the land-for-job case.
Yadav may physically arrive this month, according to CBI attorney DP Singh, but the agency won't be arresting him. The deputy CM for Bihar's office then announced that he will appear on March 25.
The Rashtriya Janata Dal leader filed a petition with the Delhi High Court on Wednesday contesting the summons that the government agency had issued to him. In his plea, Yadav said that his father Lalu Prasad and other officials are the main targets of the accusations and that he was a kid at the time the alleged offenses were allegedly committed. In November 2007, Tejaswi Yadav became 18 years old.
On the same day that his mother Rabri Devi, father Lalu Prasad, sister Misa Bharti, and other family members were granted bail by a Delhi court in the case, the Bihar deputy chief minister filed a petition before the high court.
In its chargesheet, the CBI claims that during Lalu Prasad's tenure as railways minister between 2004 and 2009, illegal appointments were made in the railways in exchange for land parcels that were given or sold to Lalu Prasad's family.
According to the chargesheet, the candidates allegedly sold their property to the family members of the former railroads minister directly or via close family members at very reduced prices.
16 defendants were named in the charge sheet, which was submitted on October 10 of last year on charges of criminal conspiracy and corruption.