IRCTC Scam: Delhi court grants bail to ex-Bihar CM Rabri Devi, Tejashwi Yadav

NEW DELHI: A Delhi courtroom on Saturday granted bail to RJD leader Lalu Prasad's spouse Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav and others in an Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) scam case lodged by the CBI.

Special Judge Arun Bhardwaj also granted period in-between bail till November 19 to Rabri Devi, Tejashwi Yadav and others in a cash laundering case filed by Enforcement Directorate (ED) in terms of the alleged scam.

The courtroom also directed Prasad to be produced through video conference on November 19 in the instances filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the ED.

The courtroom granted bail to Rabri and Tejashwi Yadav in the CBI case on a private bond of Rs 1 lakh and a surety of a like amount.

However, the regular bail was once now not granted to the accused in the ED case after the company sought time to record a respond to the bail packages.

The courtroom had earlier granted period in-between bail to the accused, aside from Prasad, on August 31 till today in the case filed by the CBI after the company had sought time to record a answer today.

Earlier, the courtroom had summoned and asked Prasad's circle of relatives and all others involved to appear before it.

The case is related to alleged irregularities in granting the operational contract of two IRCTC resorts to a personal firm.

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Prasad did not seem before the courtroom on Friday as he is imprisoned in a Jharkhand prison on any other charge.

The CBI, which had on April 16 filed the charge sheet in the case, had mentioned there was once enough proof towards Prasad, Rabri, Tejashwi and others.

Earlier, the CBI had informed the courtroom that sanction has been procured from government involved to prosecute Additional Member of Railway Board B Ok Agarwal, who was once then the crowd normal supervisor of the IRCTC.

Besides Lalu Prasad, and his members of the family, former Union minister Prem Chand Gupta and his spouse Sarla Gupta and Agarwal, then managing director of IRCTC P Ok Goyal after which IRCTC director Rakesh Saxena had been also named in the charge sheet.

The different names in the charge sheet come with then workforce normal managers of IRCTC V Ok Asthana and R Ok Goyal, and Vijay Kochhar, Vinay Kochhar, each administrators of Sujata Hotels and homeowners of Chanakya Hotel.

Delight Marketing Company, now known as Lara Projects, and Sujata Hotels Private Limited have also been named as accused companies in the charge sheet.

The CBI had registered a case in July closing 12 months and carried out searches at 12 places in Patna, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar and Gurgaon in connection with the case.

The charges in the case come with criminal conspiracy (120-B), dishonest (420) underneath IPC and corruption, the central probe company had mentioned.

The ED had filed a case in response to the the CBI FIR.
IRCTC Scam: Delhi court grants bail to ex-Bihar CM Rabri Devi, Tejashwi Yadav IRCTC Scam: Delhi court grants bail to ex-Bihar CM Rabri Devi, Tejashwi Yadav Reviewed by kailash soni on October 06, 2018 Rating: 5
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