The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday registered a case against RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, his son and others on allegations of awarding tender for hotels in Ranchi and Puri. When this tender was given in 2006, Lalu was Railway Minister.
Searches related to the case were being conducted at 12 locations including Delhi, Patna, Ranchi, Puri and Gurgaon.
"There was no irregularities in issuing tender. I didn't do any wrong. I have been targeted after speaking against BJP. This is political conspiracy against me. Country's situation is bad," said Lalu Yadav.
The case has been registered against the then railway minister, his wife Rabri Devi, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and his son Tejashwi, the then IRCTC MD, P K Goyal, the wife of Yadav’s confidante Prem Chand Gupta, Sarla rpt Sarla, and others, CBI sources said. Gupta is a former Union corporate affairs minister.
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The sources said the FIR relates to allegations of irregularities in the tender for development, maintenance and operation of BNR Hotels in Ranchi and Puri, awarded to the private Sujata Hotels in 2006.
The BNR Hotels are heritage hotels of the Railways which were taken over by the IRCTC from the public transporter earlier in the same year.
With PTI inputs