New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Oct 6: (Update) IRCTC scam case: Delhi's Patiala House Court Court grants regular bail to Rabri Devi, Tejashwi Yadav and other accused who were present at the hearing. Delhi's Patiala House Court fixes 19th November as the next date of hearing. Accused Lalu Yadav to appear via video conferencing.
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had opposed the bail of Rabri Devi, Tejashwi Yadav and others at Patiala House Court in IRCTC scam case; says 'regular bail will hamper the case investigation'. Court had earlier granted them interim bail
Tejashwi Yadav and Rabri Devi have arrived at Delhi's Patiala House Court for hearing in IRCTC scam case.Delhi court had summoned Lalu, Rabri, Tejashwi as accused in IRCTC money laundering case.The case is regarding alleged irregularities in granting operational contract of two Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) hotels to a private firm. The court hasbbeen hearing the case. RJD Chief Lalu Yadav will not appear before the court as doctors have declared him physically unfit to travel.Lalu Yadav is admitted at RIMS, Ranchi and the doctors have declared him physically unfit to travel."Jail authorities have informed the court of his inability to appear before it today," said RJD's Bhola Yadav, on RJD Chief Lalu Yadav summoned by Delhi's Patiala House Court in IRCTC scam case.
In August, the Enforcement Directorate filed its first chargesheet against Lalu, Rabri Devi and Tejashwi in the case.The agency said Lalu and IRCTC officials allegedly misused their position for granting sub-lease of the rights of two railway hotels at Puri and Ranchi to Ms Sujata Hotel Pvt. Ltd. owned by Kochhars.
With AgenciesIn lieu of the hotels sub-lease, 358 decimal of prime plot of land in Patna was transferred to Ms Delight Marketing Company Pvt Ltd (a company owned by family of PC Gupta who is a close associate of Lalu and an MP from RJD) in February 2005 at a rate which was much less than the then prevailing circle rates, the chargesheet said.