A Delhi court today directed RJD chief Lalu Prasad to appear before it on December 20 through video conference in connection with the IRCTC scam case. Special judge Arun Bharadwaj passed the directions after he was told that the accused could not appear before the court, as per earlier direction, owing to his ill health. READ ALSO |\u00a0CBI vs CBI: CBI officer probing FIR against Rakesh Asthana moves Supreme Court, challenges transfer to Nagpur The court directed the CBI and ED to ensure Lalu's presence from video conference from the hospital, if he is still lodged there, or from jail. The ED, meanwhile, opposed the bail application of Prasad's wife Rabri Devi, son Tejaswi Yadav and others on the grounds that they were influential persons who could hamper the probe if granted the relief. The case relates to alleged irregularities in granting operational contract of two IRCTC hotels to a private firm.