New Delhi: Former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, his wife Rabri Devi, son Tejashwi Yadav and others were granted regular bail in the money-laundering case against them in the IRCTC scam. The bails have been granted on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh and a surety amount each. The next date of hearing in this case filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is February 11. Also Read - 8-9 Children Jibe: Tejashwi Yadav Condemns Bihar CM Nitish Kumar’s Statement
The former chief minister of Bihar, who is serving sentences in fodder scam cases, is currently admitted at Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) in Ranchi for treatment. Also Read - Phone Call From Jail Row: Bihar BJP MLA Lalan Paswan Lodges FIR Against Lalu Prasad
Earlier a special judge had granted him bail in a case filed by the CBI. Also Read - Tejashwi Bhavah: Tej Pratap's Blessing For Little Brother Ahead of Bihar Election Results
The cases relate to alleged irregularities in granting the operational contract of two IRCTC hotels to a private firm.
According to the charge sheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), between 2004 and 2014, a conspiracy was hatched in pursuance of which BNR hotels of the Indian Railways, located in Puri and Ranchi, were first transferred to IRCTC and later, for its operations, maintenance and upkeep, given on lease to Sujata Hotels Private Limited, which is based in Patna, Bihar.