CBI raids Lalu, family over alleged corruption during his tenure as Railway Minister

CBI raids Lalu, family over alleged corruption during his tenure as Railway Minister


CBI raids Lalu, family over alleged corruption during his tenure as Railway Minister


New Delhi:  The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today booked Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Prasad, his wife and son Tejaswi Yadav over alleged corruption, related to the tenders of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) hotels. The alleged corruption charges are said to be rooted in Lalu Prasad's tenure as Union Railway Minister during 2006, the CBI sources said. The probe agency is conducting raids at 12 locations, including Lalu's residences in Delhi, Patna, Ranchi, Puri and Gurgaon while the CBI officials have also raided Rabri Devi’s residence 10, Circular Road Patna. The case is related to the alleged irregularities in allotment of tenders to a private company Sujata Hotels for running the Railways's heritage hotels at Ranchi and Puri. In connection with the case, the CBI has also booked PK Goel, Former Managing Director of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and Sujata, wife of Lalu's confidante Prem Chand Gupta, former Union Corporate Affairs Minister, including two Directors of a private company, CBI sources said. These hotels - Chankaya BNR at Ranchi and Puri were taken over by IRCTC in 2006.

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