Delhi’s Patiala House court on Tuesday, 11 September, said it will consider taking cognizance of a chargesheet against former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad, his wife Rabri Devi, son Tejashwi Yadav, and others in a money laundering case related to the 2006 IRCTC hotels maintenance contract, on 17 September, ANI reported.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had filed a chargesheet before Special Judge Arvind Kumar on 24 August.
The Central Bureau of Investigation in April filed the chargesheet in the IRCTC hotels maintenance contract case against 12 people and two companies.
The case relates to alleged irregularities in the allotment of contracts of two IRCTC hotels in Ranchi and Puri to a private firm in 2006, allegedly involving a bribe in the form of a three-acre commercial plot in Patna district.
The ED in its chargesheet has also named Prasad's party colleague PC Gupta, his wife Sarla Gupta, a firm Lara Projects, and 10 others as accused in Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) hotels tender case. All of them have been booked under various provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
(With inputs from IANS)
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