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Delhi Court stays Tejashwi Yadav's bail in the alleged IRCTC scam case

The Court gave a warning to Yadav not to threaten probe officials

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav | PTI

It is a relief for Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav as the Delhi Court on Tuesday refused to cancel his bail in the alleged IRCTC hotel scam case. The CBI had approached the Court seeking cancellation of the bail to the RJD leader as they claimed he threatened the probe officials and witnesses. 

The Court retained the bail with a warning to Yadav to not threaten the CBI officials. 

"If you speak in public, then choose the right words," said the Judge to Yadav. 

Yadav's lawyer at the Court argued that "there is a difference between criticising and threatening."

The CBI had told the Court that one of its investigating officers even faced an attempt on his life in Uttar Pradesh. However, no evidence drawing a direct connection to Yadhav was submitted to the Court. 

The claims of the CBI were refuted by Yadav. He said that it is a targeted attack against him by the BJP rivals. 

Tejashwi Yadav is accused in an alleged scam in the contract of two hotels of the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRTC) to a private firm when his father Lalu Prasad Yadav was Railway Minister. 

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