In connection with the alleged land-for-jobs case, Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav will appear before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on March 25 for questioning. The CBI on Thursday assured the Delhi High Court that they will not arrest him this month.
Justice Dinesh Kumar Sharma recorded the CBI counsel's statement that the agency was not planning to arrest Tejashwi this month. Following the assurance, Tejashwi agreed to appear before the central probe agency.
Senior advocate Maninder Singh, representing Tejashwi Yadav, submitted to the court that his client will appear on March 25 before the investigating officer at CBI headquarters in Delhi at 10:30 am.
The HC had disposed the Tejashwi's petition that sought quashing of summons issued to him by the CBI.
Tejashwi in his plea had requested the investigating officer through multiple letters to allow him some time as the Bihar Assembly session will conclude on April 5.
He said he had requested that either he be allowed to appear in the CBI office at Patna or if any information or documents are required from his side then he shall provide the same through his authorised representative at New Delhi, reported PTI.
Relating to the case, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, his wife and former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi was questioned by the CBI.
The case relates to alleged appointments made in the railways in return for land parcels gifted or sold to Lalu Prasad Yadav's family when he was the railway minister between 2004 and 2009. The CBI, in its chargesheet, alleged that irregular appointments were made in the railways, violating norms and procedures of the Indian Railways for recruitment.
(With PTI inputs)