A court in New Delhi on Monday ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate to provide documents to the accused in the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation scam on February 14 and February 25, PTI reported.
The Enforcement Directorate has registered a criminal case against Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, his wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act based on a First Information Report filed by the CBI in April last year. The CBI had launched its investigation in the hotel tender case in July 2017.
The case relates to alleged irregularities in a tender awarded to a private company called Sujata Hotels to develop and operate two railway hotels in Ranchi and Puri in 2005, when Lalu Prasad Yadav was the Union railways minister. In return, he allegedly received a three-acre plot worth Rs 45 crore through a benami company owned by the wife of a Rashtriya Janata Dal parliamentarian.
In January, the court granted bail to Yadav, Rabri Devi and Tejashwi Yadav. All the accused were granted the relief on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh each and a surety of the same amount.