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IRCTC Scam Case: Delhi Court Fixes 11th Feb As The Next Date Of Hearing, Reserves Order On Lalu's Bail Plea

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| January 19 , 2019 , 14:08 IST

The Patiala House Court on Saturday extended the interim bail to RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav and his mother Rabri Devi till January 28 and also reserved its order on the bail plea of former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav in the India Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) scam case.

The court will now hear the case filed by the CBI on February 11. For its part, Enforcement Directorate filed a reply in the court, opposing the regular bail plea to all the accused in the case.

The CBI had filed the charge sheet in the case on April 16, 2018, and it had said that there was enough evidence against Lalu, Rabri, Tejashwi and others.

Lalu Prasad Yadav is currently serving a jail term in Ranchi in the fodder scam case. Lalu has not been able to appear for the hearings at court due to his adverse health conditions though he has appeared before the court via video-conferencing in the past.

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 charge sheet.

The other names in the charge sheet 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.

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In the previous hearing, RJD leaders Tejashwi Yadav and Rabri Devi were present at the court and Lalu Prasad was produced before the court through video conference from a Ranchi.

Earlier in October, the court had granted bail to his wife and former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi, and their son former Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav in the IRCTC scam case.