HC grants 7day parole to OP Chautala for grandsons engagement

first_img Next Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 16, 2019UPDATED: July 16, 2019 23:56 IST Former Haryana CM Om Prakash Chautala (Photo: PTI)The Delhi High Court Tuesday granted a week’s parole to INLD Chief Om Prakash Chautala, serving a 10-year jail term in teachers’ recruitment scam, to attend the engagement ceremony of his grandson.Justice I S Mehta directed Om Prakash Chautala not to contact, threaten or coerce any of the family members of the victims during this period.The court said the 85-year-old leader be released for seven days on furnishing of a personal bond of Rs 50,000 and two sureties of the like amount.”He shall not indulge in any illegal activities for the purpose of grant of bail. He is to surrender before the Superintendent of jail after the expiry of the period of parole,” the court said in its order.Senior advocate N Hariharan and lawyer Amit Sahni, representing Om Prakash Chautala, sought parole for four weeks saying that the engagement ceremony of his grandson has been fixed for July 18 and his presence was required there.Delhi government’s standing counsel (criminal) Rahul Mehra submitted that the factum of the engagement ceremony has been verified and is found to be correct.Om Prakash Chautala, his son Ajay and three others are serving 10-year jail term each in the case.The Supreme Court on August 2015 had dismissed Om Prakash Chautala’s’ appeals against the high court’s verdict upholding their conviction and the jail term awarded by a trial court in the Junior Basic Trained (JBT) teachers recruitment scam case.The high court had on March 5, 2015, upheld the 10-year jail terms awarded to the two Om Prakash Chautala’s and three others, saying that “overwhelming evidence showed the spine-chilling state of affairs in the country”.The father-son duo and 53 others, including two IAS officers, were among 55 persons convicted on January 16, 2013, by the trial court for illegally recruiting 3,206 JBT teachers in Haryana in 2000.ALSO | Haryana: Doctor shot dead in Karnal, opposition slams BJP govtALSO WATCH | With more than 41% votes, BJP sweeps Congress, INLD bastionsFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byKritika Kashyap Tags :Follow Delhi High CourtFollow INLDFollow OP ChautalaFollow ParoleFollow engagementFollow Teachers recruitment scam HC grants 7-day parole to OP Chautala for grandson’s engagementThe Delhi High Court granted a week’s parole to INLD Chief Om Prakash Chautala, serving a 10-year jail term in teachers’ recruitment scam, to attend the engagement ceremony of his grandson.advertisementlast_img