Delhi Court grants interim bail to Lalu Yadav in IRCTC scam

(UNI) A Delhi Court on Thursday granted interim bail to former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav in an Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) scam case filed by Central Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement Directorate (ED).
CBI had registered the case in July last year against Lalu Prasad Yadav, his wife Rabri Devi, son Tejashwi and Sarla Gupta, wife of former Union Minister Prem Chand Gupta, Vijay and Vinay Kochhar, both Directors of Sujata Hotels and owner of Chanakya Hotel, Delight Marketing Company now known as Lara Projects and the then IRCTC Managing Director PK Goel. Lalu Prasad, the then Railway Minister, abused his official position for extending undue favours to the Kochhar.
CBI has filed a chargesheet on April 16, 2018 by submitting before the court that there were sufficient evidence against Lalu, Rabri, Tejashwi and other accused persons in the case related to alleged irregularities in granting operational contract of two IRCTC hotels to a private firm.