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Tejashwi Yadav appears before CBI for questioning in land-for-jobs 'scam'

Upon his arrival at the CBI headquarters at around 10.30am, the RJD leader is escorted to the investigation team after the completion of the necessary formalities

Tejashwi Yadav appears before CBI for questioning in land-for-jobs 'scam'

Tejashwi Yadav. File photo



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New Delhi, March 25

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav appeared before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) here on Saturday to be interrogated in connection with the alleged land-for-jobs scam, after skipping three previous dates, officials said.

Upon his arrival at the CBI headquarters at around 10.30am, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader was escorted to the investigation team after the completion of the necessary formalities.

The CBI had given an assurance to the Delhi High Court last week that it would not arrest Yadav this month. According to the RJD leader's counsel, Maninder Singh, Yadav had conveyed to the federal agency that he would require some time to appear before its sleuths as the ongoing Bihar Assembly session is scheduled to conclude on April 5.

Singh had also told the court that Yadav would appear before the investigating officer at the CBI headquarters in Delhi at 10.30am on March 25.

CBI's counsel DP Singh had told the court that the Assembly is not convened on Saturdays and Yadav could appear before the agency on any Saturday in March according to his convenience. The RJD leader had sought quashing of the summonses dated February 28, March 4 and March 11 issued against him.

On March 15, a special CBI court granted bail to Yadav's father Lalu Prasad, mother Rabri Devi -- both former Bihar chief ministers -- sister Misa Bharti and others in the land-for-jobs "scam" case. 


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