In an Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) scam case, Delhi's Patiala House Court on Saturday granted interim bail to Rabri Devi, Tejashwi Yadav and other accused present at the hearing after the Rashtriya Janata Dal's (RJD) Bhola Yadav announced that the doctors at The Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) have declared Lalu Prasad Yadav as physically unfit to travel and thus, he will not be able to appear before the court. The Delhi's Patiala House have fixed November 19 as the next date of hearing and have directed Lalu Prasad Yadav to appear before the court via video conferencing.
IRCTC scam case: Delhi's Patiala House Court grants interim bail to all accused present in the court in the case filed by Enforcement Directorate. All accused have to furnish a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh with one like amount surety.— ANI (@ANI) October 6, 2018
IRCTC scam case: Delhi's Patiala House Court fixes 19th November as the next date of hearing. Accused Lalu Yadav to appear via video conferencing. https://t.co/YP1TMrZI3u— ANI (@ANI) October 6, 2018
“He is admitted at RIMS, Ranchi, the doctors have declared him physically unfit to travel. Jail authorities have informed the court of his inability to appear before it today,” said RJD's Bhola Yadav, on RJD Chief Lalu Yadav summoned by Delhi's Patiala House Court in IRCTC scam case.
He is admitted at RIMS, Ranchi, the doctors have declared him physically unfit to travel'. Jail authorities have informed the court of his inability to appear before it today: RJD's Bhola Yadav, on RJD Chief Lalu Yadav summoned by Delhi's Patiala House Court in IRCTC scam case pic.twitter.com/j01hRhqga5— ANI (@ANI) October 6, 2018
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) have opposed the bail of Rabri Devi, Tejashwi Yadav and other accused present at the Patiala House Court and said that the regular bail will hamper the case investigation, according to News Agency ANI.
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Tejashwi Yadav and Rabri Devi arrive at Delhi's Patiala House Court for hearing in IRCTC scam case. RJD Chief Lalu Yadav will not appear before the court as doctors have declared him physically unfit to travel pic.twitter.com/PJLuuTwFBv— ANI (@ANI) October 6, 2018
The Delhi court had summoned Lalu Prasad Yadav, his son Tejashwi Yadav and his wife Rabri Devi as accused in relation to the IRCTC scam case on September 17.
Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Arun Bharadwaj, while acting on the charge sheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had directed the accused to appear before the court on October 6.
The court had also summoned RJD’s PC Gupta and his wife Sarla Gupta along with IRCTC’s then MD PK Goyal, Lara Projects firm and 10 others as accused under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
In the report which stated that Prasad along with some IRCTC officials had allegedly misused their power and position by granting sub-lease of two railway hotels at Puri and Ranchi to Sujata Pvt Ltd.
Delhi: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) opposes the bail of Rabri Devi, Tejashwi Yadav and others at Patiala House Court in IRCTC scam case; says 'regular bail will hamper the case investigation'. Court had earlier granted them interim bail— ANI (@ANI) October 6, 2018
“The said company possessing valuable chunk of land gradually got transferred to Rabri Devi and her son Tejashwi by way of share purchase at nominal prices,” the charge sheet stated.
“The funds used to acquire the land had dubious origin and had been laundered through 151 group of companies belonging to P C Gupta by using an NBFC named Abhishek Finance Company Limited.”
The shares of Delight Marketing Company Private Limited were apparently acquired by Rabri Devi and Tejashwi at way less than that of the market value.
“It is noteworthy that the funds used for the acquisition of shares by Rabri Devi are questionable and individuals from whom Tejashwi had purchased shares denied any knowledge of holding them,” it said.
Earlier, the court had already summoned Yadav, his son, and wife as accused over a CBI charge sheet in this case.