Railway tender scam: ED files charge-sheet against Lalu, family

Patna: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday filed a charge-sheet against Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad, his wife Rabri Devi, his younger son Tejashwi Yadav and 13 others in connection with a Railway tender scam.
This comes hours after the Jharkhand High Court rejected Lalu’s request for extending his bail extension on medical grounds and asked him to surrender by August 30.

Lalu’s lawyer Prabhat Kumar told ANI, “Now, he (Lalu) will undergo treatment at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi. He will be brought back from Mumbai’s Asian Heart Institute (AHI) where he is currently admitted.”
The former Bihar chief minister was admitted to the AHI in Mumbai after his health condition deteriorated late on Monday.

The RJD supremo was granted six weeks provisional bail for treatment in May, which was later extended by the Jharkhand High Court.

In July 2017, the CBI registered a corruption case against Lalu, Rabri, Tejashwi and others for allegedly granting favours to a private hotel company through IRCTC when Lalu was the railway minister from 2004 to 2009.

The CBI alleged that there were irregularities in awarding the tender for development, maintenance and operation of the BNR hotels in Ranchi and Puri.