JBT Scam: Delhi HC extends bail of former IAS officer

Delhi High Court on Monday extended till January 26 the interim bail of former IAS officer Sanjiv Kumar who was sentenced to 10-year imprisonment in the junior basic teachers (JBT) recruitment scam case.

PTI| Last Updated: Jan 19, 2015, 22:12 PM IST

New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Monday extended till January 26 the interim bail of former IAS officer Sanjiv Kumar who was sentenced to 10-year imprisonment in the junior basic teachers (JBT) recruitment scam case.

Justice Siddharth Mridul extended the bail while asking director of Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS) to file status report within a week relating to the medical condition of Kumar.

Kumar was granted bail in June last year on medical grounds.

On January 22, 2013, a special CBI court had convicted and sentenced former Haryana Chief Minister and Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) chief Om Prakash Chautala and his son Ajay along with seven others to 10-year jail term each for illegally recruiting 3,206 junior teachers in 2000.

Among other convicts, 44 were sentenced to four years in jail and one to five-year jail term.

All of them were held guilty of cheating, forgery, using fake documents as genuine, conspiracy under IPC and of abusing their official position under Prevention of Corruption Act.

Om Prakash Chautala on October 11, 2014 surrendered at Tihar jail.

The high court had on October 10 last year cancelled his interim bail and asked him to surrender in 24 hours, after CBI had alleged that Chautala had flouted his bail conditions.

On July 11, the high court had reserved its verdict on the appeals of 55 convicts, including Chautala and his son Ajay, in the case.