Courts to consider verdict on Lalu, Rabri on September 11
A local court on Saturday said it will consider a chargesheet against former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad, his wife Rabri Devi, son Tejashwi Yadav and others in a money laundering case related to the 2006 IRCTC hotels maintenance contract on September 11. Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday filed chargesheet before Special Judge Arvind Kumar. The case relates to alleged irregularities in the allotment of contracts of two IRCTC hotels in Ranchi and Puri in 2006 to a private firm involving a bribe in the form of a three-acre commercial plot at a prime location in Patna district.
The ED in its chargesheet has also named Prasad’s party colleague P.C. Gupta, his wife Sarla Gupta, a firm Lara Projects and 10 others as accused in Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) hotels tender case. All of them are booked under various provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
The Central Bureau of Investigation in April filed the chargesheet in the IRCTC hotels maintenance contract case against 12 people and two companies.
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