Lalu gets bail in IRCTC case

RJD chief and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad was granted bail by a Delhi court in the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) scam case filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Prasad, who is serving sentences in fodder scam cases, is currently admitted at Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) in Ranchi for treatment. Special Judge Arun Bhardwaj in Delhi granted bail to him on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh and a surety of like amount.

On the other hand, the Patiala House court extended the interim bail of Lalu, his wife Rabri Devi, son Tejashwi Yadav and others till January 28 in a separate case filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for alleged money laundering in the scam.

The cases relate to alleged irregularities in granting the operational contract of two IRCTC hotels to a private firm. According to the charge sheet filed by the CBI, between 2004 and 2014, a conspiracy was hatched in pursuance of which BNR hotels of the Indian Railways, located in Puri and Ranchi, were first transferred to IRCTC and later, for its operations, maintenance and upkeep, given on leas

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