CBI Files FIR Against Lalu Prasad, 7 Others, In Hotel Tender Scam

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| July 7 , 2017 , 10:35 IST

Trouble continues for Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav as the CBI conducted raids at his home in Patna and another 12 locations linked with him in places such as Delhi, Patna, Ranchi, Puri and Gurgaon on Friday morning in connection with the hotel tender scam.

Former railway minister Lalu Yadav has been charged in a corruption case by the CBI for illegally facilitating a lease to a private company to run two hotels in exchange for a two-acre plot in Patna while he was the Railway Minister in 2008.

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The CBI case has also named Lalu's wife Rabri Devi and their son Tejashwi in its charges, alleging that the Patna land was illegally transferred to Lalu in exchange for the 15-year lease given to entrepreneur Harsh Kochhar to run two hotels for the Railways in Puri and Ranchi.

The Patna plot was sold to a company owned by the wife of a PM from Lalu's party and was later transferred into the name of Rabri Devi and their sons. Denying the charges, Lalu claimed that Kochhar had been given the Railways hotel tender as was the highest bidder.

Lalu frequently courted controversy as his name has been involved in the fodder scam of 1996 apart from a disproportionate assets case as well.

View the CBI FIR against Lalu Yadav and 7 others below: