1. Lalu Yadav IRCTC hotel scam: All we know about the CBI case against RJD chief, Rabri Devi, Tejashwi and others

Lalu Yadav IRCTC hotel scam: All we know about the CBI case against RJD chief, Rabri Devi, Tejashwi and others

Lalu Yadav IRCTC hotel scam: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday filed a new case of alleged irregularities against RJD chief and former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav

By: | New Delhi | Updated: July 7, 2017 12:48 PM
Lalu Yadav with son Tejashwi Yadav.

Lalu Yadav IRCTC hotel scam: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday filed a new case of alleged irregularities against RJD chief and former Bihar Chief Minister and Union Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav. The CBI also carried out searches on the premises of Lalu’s family members. The fresh case has been lodged in connection with irregularities in awarding the tender for maintenance of IRCTC hotels by Lalu Yadav, when he served as the Union Minister of Railways, according to PTI.

Other accused in the case are his wife Rabri Devi, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and younger son Tejashwi, the then IRCTC MD P K Goyal, wife of Yadav’s confidante Prem Chand Gupta, Sarla and others. Gupta is a former Union corporate affairs minister.

What is the case

Lalu Yadav served as Union Railway Minister from 2004 to 2009 during Manmohan Singh-led first UPA government.

Sources told news agency PTI that there were alleged irregularities in the tender for development, maintenance and operation of BNR Hotels in Ranchi and Puri, awarded to the private Sujata Hotels in 2006.

BNR Hotels are heritage hotels of the Indian Railways. They were taken over by the IRCTC from Indian Railways earlier in 2006. As part of the probe, CBI also conducted searches at 12 locations including Delhi, Patna, Ranchi, Puri, and Gurgaon.

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According to news18.com, IRCTC had invited tenders to “develop, maintain and operate” the two hotels for 15 years on a licence-fee model. The Sujata Hotels had got the contract for Rs 15.5 crore and 9.96 crore as license fee for the hotels in Ranchi and Puri respectively.

CBI today said that Lalu Yadav took three acres of land as bribe for awarding the contract. News18.com report says that the land was allegedly transferred to a shell company owned by Prem Chand Gupta, a Lalu’s aide.

Friday’s raid came as a double shocker for the RJD chief as he also had to appear in court in fodder scam case, which was revived recently by the Supreme Court. While leaving for the court, Lalu told CBI that he would speak on the fresh CBI case and raids later in the day, ANI reported.

The former Bihar CM has accused the Centre of running a conspiracy against him as he is fighting to dislodge the BJP from power. Talking to reporters today, Lalu attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and RSS for targeting him and his family.

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    Dr.Damodar Biswal
    Jul 7, 2017 at 12:03 pm
    Lalu did a good job by giving jobs in the railway ministry to many Bihari boys while he was the railway minister.But unfortunately,he did not spare any one of them.Collected their land in the bargain.What will he do with the land?Carry with him when he dies?Greed will make him suffer for the sin.
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      Diesh
      Jul 7, 2017 at 11:59 am
      It is totally political action by BJP to remain divided opposition so that 15 population can rule on rest. But things is changing drastically. BJP is in fear, Lallu Nitish can demolish their Raj they can demolished their Jharkhand Government, presidential candidate.
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        Ashok
        Jul 7, 2017 at 1:51 pm
        Lagta hai tum Bihar se ho, aur laloo suporter ho.
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