IRCTC case: Delhi Court issues summons to Lalu, Tejashwi

Lalu, Tejashwi

New Delhi, July 30: A Delhi Court on Monday issued summons to Rashtriya Janata Dal Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, his wife Rabri Devi, son Tejashwi Yadav and others in connection with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) case. 

Special Judge Arvind Kumar asked them to appear before the court on August 31 in the alleged irregularities in granting operational contract of two IRCTC hotels to a private firm.

The Central Burau of Investigation (CBI) had filed the charge sheet in the case on April 16.

Apart from Lalu Yadav and his family members, former union minister Prem Chand Gupta and his wife Sarla Gupta, BK Agarwal, former director of IRCTC, and former IRCTC director Rakesh Saxena were also named in the chargesheet.

While other names in the chargesheet include then group general managers of IRCTC V K Asthana and R K Goyal, Vijay Kochhar, Vinay Kochhar, both directors of Sujata Hotels and owners of Chanakya Hotel.

The CBI on July 5, last year filed a corruption case against Lalu, his wife Rabri Devi, Tejashwi and others for alleged irregularities in the allotment of contracts for IRCTC hotels in Ranchi and Puri in 2006 to a private firm when the RJD chief was the Railway Minister.


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