Court to consider chargesheet against Lalu Prasad, Rabri Devi in money laundering case on Sept 11

The case relates to alleged irregularities in the allotment of contracts of two IRCTC hotels in Ranchi and Puri in 2006 to a private firm involving a bribe in the form of a three-acre commercial plot at a prime location in Patna district.

india Updated: Aug 25, 2018 20:36 IST
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File photo of RJD chief Lalu Prasad addressing a press conference in Patna.(PTI File Photo)

A local court on Saturday said it will consider 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 September 11.

Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday filed chargesheet before Special Judge Arvind Kumar.

The case relates to alleged irregularities in the allotment of contracts of two IRCTC hotels in Ranchi and Puri in 2006 to a private firm involving a bribe in the form of a three-acre commercial plot at a prime location in Patna district.

The ED in its chargesheet has also named Prasad’s party colleague P.C. 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 are booked under various provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

The Central Bureau of Investigation in April filed the chargesheet in the IRCTC hotels maintenance contract case against 12 people and two companies.

First Published: Aug 25, 2018 20:36 IST