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Published On: Fri, Aug 31st, 2018

Rabri Devi, Tejashwi Yadav granted bail in IRCTC scam

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Rabri_devi_and_Tejashwi_Yadav_1535126693NEW DELHI : CBI has asked for issuance of a production warrant against Lalu Prasad as he didn’t appear before Patiala House Court today as he is in judicial custody in Ranchi.
On Thursday, Lalu Prasad (Rabri Devi’s husband) surrendered before a CBI court in Ranchi, Jharkhand upon expiry of his provisional bail. Both, Rabri and Tejashwi got bail after furnishing a personal bond and surety amount of Rs 1 lakh each. The duo were named in the charge sheet filed in the case by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) earlier this week.
Former Bihar CM Rabri Devi, her son Tejashwi Yadav and others in a corruption case related to the grant of maintenance contracts for two IRCTC hotels to a Patna-based firm allegedly for a consideration.
With Lalu Prasad being convicted in 3 fodder scam cases. His political heir, Tejashwi Yadav is leading the party, now had he not been granted bail then the party’s chance to make a comeback into mainstream politics would have been dimmed, with party’s image taking a toll.
Special Judge Arvind Kumar granted bail to them when they appeared before the court on a summons isuued by the court. RJD chief Lalu Prasad, who is also an accused in the case, was exempted for the day as he is currently in Ranchi jail to serve a sentence in the fodder scam cases.
Besides Lalu Prasad and his family members, former union minister Prem Chand Gupta and his wife Sarla Gupta, Additional Member of Railway Board, B.K. Agarwal, then-managing director of IRCTC P.K. Goyal and then-IRCTC director Rakesh Saxena were also named in the charge sheet.(With Agency Inputs ).

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