In a major relief to social justice icon and former Bihar Chief Minister, a Delhi Court on Monday granted bail to RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, his wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav in the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) scam related money laundering case.
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Special Judge of Patiala House Court, Arun Bhardwaj granted relief to the accused persons on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh and one surety of the same amount each.
The next hearing is scheduled for February 11.
The case relates to alleged money laundering in granting the operational contract of two IRCTC hotels to a private firm.
Asking to surrender their passports, the court directed the accused not to leave the country without prior intimation.
“We are confident of getting justice. We trust the judiciary,” Tejashwi Yadav told reporters.
Tejashwi also alleged that they were being framed by the BJP in the case. He said even Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party President Mayawati have come under the scanner of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) ever since the two regional parties joined hands ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.