IRCTC Scam: Delhi's Patiala House Court Grants Interim Bail To Lalu Prasad Yadav

| December 20 , 2018 , 12:18 IST

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav was granted interim bail in IRCTC case by the Delhi's Patiala High Court on Thursday.

According to ANI,the Patiala House Court has adjourned till January 19 the hearing in the case filed by CBI in IRCTC scam. This was done to allow for further scrutiny of the documents. 

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.

In the previous hearing on November 19, Special Judge Arun Bharadwaj issued the directive stationg Yadav to appear through videoconferencing and had asked the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate to make all arrangements to ensure his presence either from hospital or jail.

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.

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The cases relate to alleged irregularities in granting operational contract of two IRCTC hotels in Ranchi and Puri in 2005, when Lalu Prasad Yadav was the Union railways minister to a private firm, Sujata Hotels.

In August, the directorate filed its first chargesheet against Yadav, Rabri Devi and others. It also named Tejashwi Yadav, former Union minister Prem Chand Gupta and his wife Sarla Gupta, a company Lara Projects  and 10 others.

The CBI has also filed a chargesheet gainst Yadav, his wife and son, and 11 others in the case.