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NEW DELHI: Delhi’s Patiala House Court on Friday granted bail to former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi and her son son Tejashwi Yadav in the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) scam case.

A day after Lalu Yadav had to surrender following the end of his parole, the court decision comes as a huge reprieve for his family as well as the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). Special judge Arun Bhardwaj also issued a production warrant against Lalu in the case. Lalu could not appear before the court as he is in a Jharkhand jail in another case.

The Central Bureau of Investigation had in April filed the chargesheet in the IRCTC hotels maintenance contract case against 12 people and two companies. The case relates to alleged irregularities in the allotment of contracts of two IRCTC hotels in Ranchi and Odisha’s 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.

Both, Rabri and Tejashwi got bail after furnishing a personal bond and surety amount of Rs 1 lakh each.


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