Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted raids on Friday at residences of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, former Managing Director of IRCTC PK Goyal and several other unknown persons in Bihar. Reportedly, the raids have come after CBI registered a case against Lalu Prasad Yadav, wife Rabri Devi, son Tejasvi Yadav, Sarla Gupta, PK Goyal and Sujata Group over alleged regularities in hotel tenders.

Apart from the residences, CBI is conducting raids at 12 other locations in Delhi, Gurugram, Patna, Ranchi and Puri; including two hotels — BNR Hotel in Ranchi and Sujata Hotel in Patna.


The complaint was filed against the RJD president for unfairly awarding the tenders for development, maintenance and operation of hotels in Ranchi and Puri to some other companies in 2006. In the same year, the hotels were transferred to the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).


These companies are alleged to have close ties with Yadav and he has been accused of exercising nepotism while giving the tenders.

Trouble has been looming large around Lalu Prasad Yadav and family lately and several complaints have been registered against them in past 12 months. Also, many cases have been reopened against the family.