The CBI told the Delhi High Court that it will not arrest Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav this month in the land-for-job case. Tejashwi Yadav told the High Court that he would appear for questioning at the CBI’s Delhi headquarters on March 25. In the application filed in Delhi HC, Tejashwi had demanded cancellation of CBI’s summons against him. In the petition, Tejashwi has said that while he is living in Patna, the CBI is issuing summons to him in Delhi. The Delhi High Court rejected Tejashwi Yadav’s demand to cancel the summons issued by the CBI.
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It was said in the application.
In the application, Tejashwi Yadav had said that notice under section 160 of CrPC can be issued only in the local jurisdiction. CBI is grossly violating the law by issuing notice to him to appear in Delhi. In the petition filed on behalf of Tejashwi, it was said that he has sought time from the CBI till the end of the current Bihar Assembly session. Thrice he has made this request to the CBI. The Deputy CM of Bihar has filed an application saying that it is his responsibility to attend the session as the newly appointed Deputy CM.
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Lalu Prasad’s tenure as Railway Minister between 2004 and 2009 pertains to the alleged giving of railway jobs to people in lieu of land being gifted or sold to his family. Officials said the CBI had filed a chargesheet in the case against Prasad, his wife and former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi and 14 others under criminal conspiracy and provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
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