IRCTC scam: Delhi court grants regular bail to Rabri, Tejashwi

DN Bureau

The Patiala House Court on Saturday granted regular bail to former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi, her son Tejashwi Yadav and others, who were present at the hearing in the 2013 Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation scam in CBI Case.

Rabri Devi and her son Tejashwi Yadav (File Photo)
Rabri Devi and her son Tejashwi Yadav (File Photo)

New Delhi: The Patiala House Court on Saturday granted regular bail to former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi, her son Tejashwi Yadav and others, who were present at the hearing in the 2013 Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) scam in CBI Case.

However, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad’s bail is pending as he did not appear before the court today citing health-related issues. 

“He (Lalu Prasad) is admitted at RIMS, Ranchi, the doctors have declared him physically unfit to travel. Jail authorities have informed the court of his inability to appear before it today,” RJD's Bhola Yadav told.

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Meanwhile, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) opposed the bail of Rabri, Tejashwi, and other accused, stating that regular bail would 'hamper the case investigation'.

The court also granted interim bail to all the accused, who were present in the court in the case filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). All of them have been directed to furnish a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh with one like amount surety.

The court has fixed November 19 as the next date of hearing for both the cases. On this date, Lalu has to appear via video conferencing, court directed.

During the last hearing, the court had taken cognisance of the charge sheet filed by the ED and directs all the accused to make a personal appearance before the court. (ANI)

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