New Delhi, July 7: In a fresh trouble, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a case against Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad, his wife, Rabri Devi and son, Tejashwi Yadav – the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar – for alleged irregularities in awarding of an IRCTC tender to a private company in 2006, for hotels in Ranchi and Puri during his tenure as the railway minister. Lalu served as the railway minister under the Manmohan Singh government from 2004 till 2009.Also Read - Tripura Municipal Election Results 2021: Full List of Winners in Agartala And Other Civic Bodies

The case has also been registered against the then IRCTC MD, PK Goyal, the wife of Yadav’s confidante Prem Chand Gupta, Sarla, and others, CBI sources said. As per the latest information, the CBI team is conducting searches at 12 locations including Delhi, Patna, Ranchi, Puri and Gurgaon. Also Read - Tripura Municipal Election Results 2021 LIVE: BJP Heads For Landslide Victory; Counting Underway Amid Tight Security

According to sources, the FIR relates to allegations of irregularities in the tender for development, maintenance and operation of BNR Hotels in Ranchi and Puri. The tender was awarded to the private Sujata Hotels in 2006. Also Read - 'Delhi Police Cannot do Anything', BJP MP Gautam Gambhir Gets Third Death Threat in a Week

Earlier in June, the Income Tax department had conducted raids on at least 22 locations in Delhi and adjoining areas on charges of alleged benami deals worth Rs 1,000 crore linked to Lalu Prasad and several others. At that time, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) had called the I-T raids at party chief Lalu Prasad’s residences in Delhi “an attempt to destroy” the former Bihar chief minister as well as the party.

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  • 3:56 PM IST

    Meanwhile, Union Minister of State Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge) Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Friday said Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav is a well-known corrupt and not above the law.

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    In a major development, the CBI on Friday afternoon questions Rabri Devi and Tejashwi Yadav in Patna

  • 1:20 PM IST

    During the raids, the CBI has recovered electronics – laptops, iPads – from Lalu’s son. Crucial documents on tender also seized.

  • 1:11 PM IST

    Me and my family are being attacked due to political vendetta but, we will not cow down to BJP, says Lalu Prasad

  • 12:43 PM IST

    “Nothing illegal in rail hotel tenders, followed rule. CBI is being used as a tool,” Lalu Prasad has been quoted as saying by India Today

  • 12:42 PM IST

    It’s a conspiracy against me, all allegations are baseless, says Lalu Prasad to India Today. He also asserted that no scam has been done in his tenure while accusing the BJP of vendetta politics.

  • 12:41 PM IST

    CBI is an independent agency, all the allegations made against it are false, says Ram Vilas Paswan

  • 11:50 AM IST

    The law is taking its own course, the govt or party has no role in it: Union Min Venkaiah Naidu on CBI investigation against Lalu Yadav

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    Meanwhile, an alert has been issued from the Bihar police headquarters to all police posts warning them of possible protests and retaliation from RJD supporters across the state.