Teachers` recruitment scam: OP Chautala gets bail on medical grounds

Delhi HC granted interim bail for four weeks to Ajay Singh Chautala for treatment of his cardiac ailments at a hospital.

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday granted interim bail for four weeks to Ajay Singh Chautala, an MLA and son of former Haryana Chief Minister Om Praksah Chautala, for treatment of his cardiac ailments at a hospital here.

Ajay Chautala, his 78-year-old father and chief of INLD and 53 others are serving varying jail terms in a teachers` recruitment scam in the year 2000.

Ajay, like his father, has been advised either to undergo the pacemaker implant surgery or other medical procedures for treatment of his cardiac disease.

"In view of the facts and circumstances of the case and considering the medical report of the appellant/applicant, the applicant`s sentence shall be suspended for a period of four weeks," Justice Siddharth Mridul said while granting interim bail to the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) MLA from Dabwali constituency of Haryana.

The court, which put several conditions on Chautala, asked him to furnish a personal and two surety bonds of Rs 5 lakh each as one of the pre-conditions of his release.

It also asked Chautala to surrender his passport with the trial court and told him not to leave the National Capital Region without prior permission.

It also asked him to get himself admitted at Medanta Medicity within 24 hours of his release on bail.

Meanwhile, Justice Mridul extended the interim bail of the former Chief Minister till August 23 and asked the Director of AIIMS to direct the medical board, appointed by him, to file another report giving specific answer to a query whether senior Chautala needs hospitalisation for his age-related and other comorbid conditions.


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