The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) charged Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav in the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) scam in a Delhi court on Saturday. The CBI requested that the bail granted to the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader in the case be revoked.
According to reports, Yadav was served with a notice on the CBI’s plea by special judge Geetanjali Goel, and his response was requested.
In 2018, Yadav and his mother, Rabri Devi, were granted bail in the case.
The scam is related to the IRCTC hotel maintenance contract case, in which the CBI charged 12 people and two businesses. There were alleged irregularities in the awarding of contracts for two IRCTC hotels in Ranchi and Puri, Odisha, to a private firm in 2006, involving a bribe in the form of a three-acre commercial plot in the Bihar capital Patna.
In addition, the Enforcement Directorate filed a charge sheet in the case, accusing them of money laundering.