Removed from power by Nitish Kumar, RJD supremo Lalu Yadav plans to launch a counter assault on his former ally but looks cornered at the moment as the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has slapped a fresh case against him.
PTI reports that the ED has registered a case of money-laundering against Lalu and his family members in the railwayhotel allotment scndal.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a corruption case against Lalu, Rabri Devi and Tejaswi Yadav, former Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) Managing Director PK Goyal and the wife of Lalu’s confidante Prem Chand Gupta, Sujata, on allegations of awarding the tender for development, maintenance and operation of hotels in Ranchi and Puri in 2006.
It is alleged that Lalu as Railways Minister in 2006 transferred two hotels under the IRCTC in Ranchi and Puri to Sujata Hotel Pvt Ltd, by violating tender rules.
Tejaswi, who is named in the CBI FIR against Lalu and his family, has claimed he was only 14 when the deal was struck.