ED summons RJD chief Lalu Yadav’s son-in-law

Rahul has been asked by the ED to appear before the investigating officer of the case for questioning on Wednesday. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has sent summons to RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s son-in-law and SP member Rahul Yadav in connection with the money-laundering probe in the IRCTC tenders case.

Rahul has been asked by the ED to appear before the investigating officer of the case for questioning on Wednesday.

The case, based on a CBI FIR that names Lalu, his son Tejashwi and wife Rabri Devi, pertains to alleged favour given by Lalu as Railway Minister to a company in cornering tenders for maintenance of two IRCTC hotels. Lalu’s family allegedly received prime plots of land as quid pro quo.

loan of Rs 1 crore to Rabri Devi through her company Delight Marketing, which is embroiled in the case. sale.

We are probing who purchased this piece of land from Rahul’s family. to camouflage movement of money,” an ED official said.

Contacted by The Indian Express, Rahul refused to comment on the matter.

Rahul is the son of former SP MLC Jitendra Yadav and contested the last UP Assembly polls on an SP ticket from Bulandshahr. Educated in Switzerland, Rahul had been favoured by the SP over several senior leaders for the ticket, and then CM Akhilesh Yadav had even sought votes for him in rallies. Rahul is married to Lalu’s daughter Ragini.

The ED is already probing Lalu’s eldest son-in-law Shailesh Kumar in another case of money laundering.

company owned by Sarla Gupta, the wife of Prem Chand Gupta, a former Union minister. It is investigating the alleged “proceeds of crime” generated by the accused, purportedly through shell companies in this deal.

Others named in the CBI FIR include Vijay Kochhar, Vinay Kochhar (both directors of Sujata Hotels), Delight Marketing company, now known as Lara Projects, and the then IRCTC managing director P K Goel.

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Rahul bans use of 'Hindu extremists'

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has asked party leaders not to use words like "Hindu extremists" and "terrorists" for the BJP and RSS in poll-bound Karnataka.

Rahul Gandhi's advice came days after Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah calling the BJP and RSS "terrorists".

In a meeting with the top brass of the party’s Karnataka unit yesterday, Rahul Gandhi prohibited use of these words in the run up to the assembly election.

Rahul said that we should refrain from making statements or using terms like 'terrorists' or 'Hindu extremists' on all levels, right from speech of leaders to our social media platforms," said Madhu Goud Yashki, the Congress secretary incharge-Karnataka.

While charting out the strategy for the Karnataka Assembly election, Rahul Gandhi stated that the leaders should not walk into the BJP's trap to polarise the state for election.

Earlier, Siddaramaiah and BJP leaders engaged in a heated war of words.

While Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, campaigning in Karnataka, dared Siddaramaiah to ban beef in the state if "he is a Hindu", latter compared the BJP and RSS with terror outfits.

Siddaramaiah later even refused to apologise for his controversial attack.

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