IRCTC Scam: Court grants bail to Lalu, Rabri and Tejashwi in money laundering case

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New Delhi, Jan 28: Delhi’s Patiala House Court on Monday granted regular bail to former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, his wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav along with others in connection with a money laundering case against them in the IRCTC scam.

They have been granted regular bail on a personal bond of Rs 1 Lakh and a surety amount each. Next date of hearing is 11 February. The court had earlier granted them an interim bail till Monday.

After getting the bail, Tejashwi said he was confident that they will justice in the case. “We trust the judiciary,” he added.

The cases relate to alleged irregularities in granting the operational contract of two IRCTC hotels to a private firm. The CBI had filed the chargesheet in the case on April 16, 2018 and it had said that there was enough evidence against Lalu, Rabri, Tejashwi and others.

Besides Lalu Prasad and his family members, the CBI had also named former Union minister Prem Chand Gupta and his wife Sarla Gupta, Agarwal, then managing director of IRCTC PK Goyal and then IRCTC director Rakesh Saxena in the chargesheet.

The other names in the chargesheet include then group general managers of IRCTC VK Asthana and RK Goyal, and Vijay Kochhar, Vinay Kochhar, both directors of Sujata Hotels and owners of Chanakya Hotel.

The RJD chief is currently serving a sentence in the fodder scam.

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