New Delhi, (thestates.news)| Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court Special Judge Geetanjali Goel has allowed former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, accused in the railway tender scam case, to go to Singapore for treatment. Yadav had sought permission to go to Singapore from October 10 to October 25 for his treatment. On January 28, 2019, the court granted regular bail to Lalu Yadav, Rabri Devi and Tejashwi Yadav in the case registered by the ED. The court had granted bail on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh each. On January 19, 2019, the court granted regular bail to Lalu Yadav in the case registered by the CBI. The court had granted bail to Lalu Yadav on a surety of Rs 1 lakh.
The court had taken cognizance of the charge sheet filed by the ED on September 17, 2018. In this case, 16 people including Lalu Prasad Yadav, and Rabri Devi have been made accused. Those accused by the ED are Lalu Prasad, Rabri Devi, Tejashwi Yadav, Lara Project LLP, Sarla Gupta, Premchand Gupta, Gaurav Gupta, Nath Mal Kakrania, Rahul Yadav, Vijay Tripathi, Devki Nandan Tulsyan, Sujata Hotel, Vinay Kochhar, Vijay Kochhar, Rajeev Kumar Relan and Abhishek Finance Private Limited.
Lalu is accused of transferring two railway hotels to IRCTC while being the Railway Minister and issuing tenders for the maintenance of the hotels. The allocation of two hotels in Ranchi and Puri was transferred to Sujata Hotels, the company of the Kochhar brothers.(HS):