CBI files case against Lalu Prasad Yadav in Hotel tender irregularity: Conducts searches

Mumbai, July. 7: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday registered a case against then Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav on the allegations of awarding the tender for development, maintenance and operation of Hotels at Ranchi and Puri to a Private Company dealing with Hotels in the year 2006.

The case has been registered against the then railway minister, his wife Rabri Devi, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and his son Tejashwi, the then IRCTC MD, P K Goyal, the wife of Yadav’s confidante Prem Chand Gupta, Sujata, and others, CBI sources said. Gupta is a former Union corporate affairs minister.

The sources said the FIR relates to allegations of irregularities in the tender for development, maintenance and operation of BNR Hotels in Ranchi and Puri, awarded to the private Sujata Hotels in 2006.

The BNR Hotels are heritage hotels of the Railways which were taken over by the IRCTC from the public transporter earlier in the same year.

Searches are being conducted today at 12 Locations including Delhi, Patna, Ranchi, Puri and Gurgaon.

(With ANI Inputs)

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