RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s wife Rabri Devi was on Saturday grilled by Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials in the 2006 IRCTC hotels contract case after she failed to respond to eight summons sent to her by the agency.
A team of ED officials questioned her at the agency’s office in Patna, Bihar an official said.
Rabri Devi has so far not come forward for questioning even though the ED had earlier questioned her son and former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav twice — on November 13 and October 10.
The ED is probing irregularities in the case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) against Tejashwi, his father Lalu Prasad, and other family members.
On July 27, the Enforcement Directorate had registered a case under the PMLA following an FIR by the Central Bureau of Investigation and is probing the trail of funds transferred through shell companies.
The CBI registered a corruption case on July 5 against Lalu Prasad, Rabri Devi, and Tejashwi Yadav for alleged irregularities in the allotment of contracts for two Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) hotels in Ranchi and Puri in 2006 to a private firm when the Rashtriya Janata Dal chief was the Railways Minister.
(With inputs from agencies)