Delhi court summons Lalu Prasad Yadav and family in IRCTC hotel scam

New Delhi | A Delhi Court on Monday issued summons former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, his wife Rabri Devi and son Tejwasvi Yadav in connection with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) hotel scam.

The Court has asked Rashtriya Janta Dal chief and his family along with other accused to appear before the court on August 31. The court has issued the summons on the basis of the charge sheet filed by the CBI on April 16.

The CBI has filed charge sheet against a Delhi-based private company, two directors of a private hotel company, a private person, the then Managing Director of IRCTC, a Member of Parliament and other officials from various departments under the IRCTC along with Yadav family.

The charge sheet states that there are enough evidence against the accused in a case pertains to alleged irregularities in allotting a contract to a private company for the maintenance of IRCTC hotels in Ranchi and Puri during the tenure of Lalu Yadav as the Union Railway Minister during the UPA 1 era.

As per the investigation report by CBI, two BNR hotels of Indian railways were first transferred to the IRCTC and later for its operations, maintenance and upkeep, it was given on lease to Patna based Sujata hotel Pvt Ltd.

Nitish Kumar during his coalition government with the RJD had ordered CBI investigation in the case, which is stated as the major reason for the breakup of RJD-JDU alliance in Bihar.

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