A special court in Delhi on Monday summoned Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, his wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav and others as accused in the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) scam.

The case relates to alleged irregularities in granting operational contract of two IRCTC hotels to a private firm

Special Judge Arvind Kumar directed them to appear before the court on August 31.

The CBI, which had on April 16 filed the charge sheet in the case, had said that there were enough evidence against the accused.

Besides Yadav and his family members, former union minister Prem Chand Gupta and his wife Sarla Gupta, BK Agarwal, then managing director of IRCTC, and then IRCTC director Rakesh Saxena were also named in the charge sheet.

The other names in the charge sheet include then group general managers of IRCTC V K Asthana and R K Goyal, Vijay Kochhar, Vinay Kochhar, both directors of Sujata Hotels and owners of Chanakya Hotel.

The RJD chief was convicted in a case related to fraudulent withdrawal of money from the Deoghar treasury in the 1990s, when he was the chief minister of undivided Bihar. He was convicted in two more fodder scam cases while he was in jail.

Prasad, who is serving sentences in three fodder scam cases in a Ranchi jail, is out on provisional bail granted by the Jharkhand High Court on medical grounds.

(With inputs from PTI)