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IRCTC Scam: Patiala House Court Grants Bail To Former Bihar CM Rabri Devi & RJD Leader Tejashwi Yadav On A Surety Of Rs.1 Lakh

Written By Daamini Sharma | Mumbai | Published:

Update at 10:10 AM: Patiala House Court grants bail to former Bihar CM Rabri Devi & RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav along with the other 14 accused in IRCTC scam case on a surety of Rs.1 lakh

Update at 10:00 AM: Rabri and Tejaswi submit their bail applications before the Court 

Update at 10:00 AM: Counsel for Lalu Prasad Yadav submit his surrender certificate from Ranchi jail before the court as he could not be produced in IRCTC scam case hearing

Update at 10:00 AM: CBI asks for the issuance of production warrant against Lalu Prasad Yadav as he is in the Ranchi jail 

Update at 9:59 AM: Hearing begins

Update at 9:50 AM: Judge arrives in the Patiala House Court


Lalu Prasad Yadav's wife and former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi and their son Tejashwi Prasad Yadav will appear before a Special court on Friday in connection with money laundering case related to the 2006 IRCTC hotels maintenance contract. They both were named in the chargesheet filed in the case by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Apart from Rabri Devi and Tejaswi, 14 other accused were also asked to appear before the Special Court on August 31 in the hearing of IRCTC scam. 

WHAT IS THE CASE?

The IRCTC scam case dates back to 2006 when irregularities in the allotment of contracts of two IRCTC hotels in Ranchi and Puri to a private firm involving a bribe in the form of a three-acre commercial plot at a prime location in Patna district surfaced. The ED in its chargesheet also named Prasad’s party colleague P.C. Gupta, his wife Sarla Gupta, a firm Lara Projects and 10 others as accused in (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) IRCTC scam case. All of them were booked under various provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and were asked to appear before Court.

CHARGES AGAINST LALU'S FAMILY IN CONNECTION WITH IRCTC SCAM:

Lalu Prasad Yadav

  • Criminal Conspiracy
  • Cheating
  • Dishonesty inducing delivering of property
  • Criminal misconduct
     

Rabri Devi

  • Criminal Conspiracy
  • Cheating
  • Dishonesty inducing delivering of property

Tejashwi Yadav

  • Acquired shares at a low rate
  • Favoured by Company backed by Lalu Prasad Yadav
  • Received undue pecuniary benefit

Tej Pratap Yadav

  • Made Director in Lalu Prasad Yadav backed company

Read: Rabri Devi Pens Stunning Letter To Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Here's Why

Meanwhile, prior to surrendering before the Jharkhand High Court, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, on Wednesday, spoke with Republic TV over 'Mahagathbandhan', Oppositions’ choice for the PM candidate against PM Narendra Modi for the upcoming 2019 General Elections.

When the RJD supremo was asked about which all parties are on board for the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ against PM Modi, he gave a vague reply saying:

“There are several parties, which are the part of Mahagathbandhan. I, from the beginning, wanted all parties to come together,” adding “There are many parties in Bihar, who are part of the Mahagathbandhan.”

Giving a lyrical rejoinder to a question on the Central leadership, Lalu Prasad Yadav said, “Mitti mein mil jaunga, bhajpa se hath nahi milaunga (I will get reduced to nothing, but will never shake hands with the BJP)”.

EXCLUSIVE | "First Priority Is To Remove PM Modi From Power, Only Then We Will Decide On Our PM Candidate," Says Lalu Prasad Yadav

 

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