The Enforcement Directorate has issued a summon to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prashad Yadav's son and former Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav to appear before it on 13 November in connection with the railway hotel tender case.
Earlier on 6 October, Tejashwi Yadav appeared before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in regard with the case.
The investigative agency had, in July, registered a corruption case against Lalu, his wife Rabri Devi, Tejashwi, Sarla Gupta, wife of Prem Chand Gupta, Vijay Kochar and Vinay Kochar, both directors of Messer's Sujata Hotel Private Limited, Messer's Delight Marketing Private Limited, P.K. Goel, the then Managing Directors, IRCTC and others under Section 120B read with Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 13(2) read with Section 13(1)d Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 in connection with the case.
The FIR, lodged by the CBI against the RJD chief, stated that there were irregularities in awarding the tender for development, maintenance and operation of the BNR hotels in Ranchi and Puri when Lalu was the railway minister from 2004 to 2009.
The investigating agency has alleged that the tender process was rigged, manipulated and the conditions were tweaked by the then railway minister to help a private hotel company.