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IRCTC hotels case: CBI charge-sheets Lalu, Rabri, Tejashwi

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The CBI on Monday said it has filed a charge-sheet against former and others in connection with its probe into alleged irregularities in the 2006 hotels maintenance contract case.

A (CBI) said that the agency had filed a case against Lalu Prasad, his wife and former Bihar Chief Rabri Devi, his son and former Bihar Deputy Chief and others.

The case pertains to the period when was the

On April 10, the CBI had grilled for hours in in connection with the case.

In October last year, the investigating agency had questioned and his younger son in the case at its

The CBI on July 5, 2017 filed a corruption case against Rabri Devi, Lalu Prasad, and for alleged irregularities in the allotment of contracts of two Indian Railway Catering and (IRCTC) hotels in Ranchi and Puri in 2006 to a private firm.

The contracts were given to Sujata Hotels, a company owned by Vijay and -- both named in the CBI FIR as accused -- in lieu of bribe in the form of a three-acre commercial plot at a prime location in district, the CBI said.

A preliminary CBI inquiry allegedly found that the said land was sold by the Kochhars to and payment was arranged through Ahluwalia Contractors and its promoter Bikramjeet Singh Ahluwalia, another accused in the case.

Delight Marketing, which bought the property from the Kochhars, was later taken over by and Tejashwi, the CBI has alleged.

Sarla Gupta, wife of chief's close associate and a of Delight Marketing, is a co-accused in the case, apart from then Managing

The (ED) is probing the money laundering aspect in the case, regarding which it had on July 27, 2017 registered a separate case following the CBI FIR.

The ED is probing Lalu Prasad and others for alleged transfer of money through shell companies.



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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 19:22 IST