In yet another major breakthrough in the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) scam case, Delhi's Patiala House court on Friday granted bail to Lalu Prasad Yadav's wife and former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi and their elder son Tejashwi Yadav.
"IRCTC scam case: Delhi's Patiala House Court grants bail to all accused including former Bihar CM Rabri Devi and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav," the news agency ANI reported. Earlier in the day, both Yadav and his mother Rabri Devi moved a bail application before the court.
IRCTC scam case: Delhi's Patiala House Court grant bail to all accused including former Bihar CM Rabri Devi & RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav pic.twitter.com/Avq23yFhT9— ANI (@ANI) August 31, 2018
Meanwhile, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has been asked to issue a production warrant against Lalu Prasad Yadav on October 6, as the RJD chief could not make it to the Delhi court on Friday. Yadav, who surrendered before a CBI court in connection to the much famous Fodder scam case on Thursday, is currently in judicial custody in Ranchi.
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family have been embroiled in controversies and named in several scams, dating back to when he was railways minister under the UPA-I government (2004-09), and Bihar chief minister (1990-97). Yadav, who has a political career of over four decades, launched his wife Rabri Devi, and sons Tejashwi Pratap Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav in the field of politics as well.
What is IRCTC Scam case?
The IRCTC Scam case, which came to the light back in 2004, relates to alleged irregularities in tenders allotted to Sujata Hotels, a private company, for development, maintenance and operation of two railway hotels BNR Ranchi and Puri.
The CBI, which is currently probing the case, alleges that Lalu, being the Railway Minister of India in 2004, abused his position and favoured Sujata Hotel, a company owned by directors Vinay and Vijay Kochhar.