IRCTC Scam: Trouble Mounts For Lalu Prasad Yadav, Rabri Devi; CBI Files Charge Sheet

IRCTC Scam: Trouble Mounts For Lalu Prasad Yadav, Rabri Devi; CBI Files Charge Sheet

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday filed a charge sheet in the 2006 IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) hotels maintenance contract case against former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, his wife Rabri Devi, his son Tejashwi Yadav, and 11 others. The agency has filed the charge sheet in a court in New Delhi. The development comes days after the CBI questioned Rabri Devi, the wife of Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad, at her residence in Patna in connection with its probe into alleged irregularities in the IRCTC scam case.

The case dates back to the time when Lalu Prasad was Railway Minister.The agency had grilled Lalu Prasad and his younger son Tejashwi Yadav in the case at its Delhi headquarters in October 2017. On July 05, 2017, the CBI had filed a corruption case against Lalu Prasad, Rabri Devi, and Tejashwi Yadav for alleged irregularities in the allotment of contract of the maintenance of two IRCTC hotels (one in Ranchi and another in Puri) to Sujata Hotels, a firm owned by Vinay and Vijay Kochhar (both named in the CBI FIR as accused), in 2006 and acquired a three-acre commercial plot in Bihar’s capital Patna through a benami company. Notably, IRCTC is a subsidiary of the Indian Railways. Read More

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