CBI moves Delhi HC seeking cancellation of Chautala bail
CBI on Saturday moved Delhi High Court seeking immediate cancellation of the bail to former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala over his alleged violation of the conditions set for the same.
New Delhi: CBI on Saturday moved Delhi High Court seeking immediate cancellation of the bail to former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala over his alleged violation of the conditions set for the same.
Sources in CBI said the agency had approached high court as Chautala, who was granted bail on medical grounds, has allegedly violated its terms by participating in election rallies.
The 79-year-old Indian National Lok Dal chief, who has been convicted and sentenced to 10 years in jail in a teachers' recruitment scam case, was granted bail in May this year on medical grounds.
Following repeated violations of bail conditions, which were brought to the notice of court by CBI, Chautala had volunteered on Sept. 26 that he would surrender after which he was directed to surrender on Oct. 17.
Four-time Haryana chief minister Chautala volunteered to surrender as the court was about to order the constitution of a medical board of AIIMS doctors to consider the necessity of keeping Chautala hospitalised.
CBI has informed court that Chautala addressed a rally at Jind in Haryana on Sept. 25, the sources said. Haryana goes to polls on Oct. 15.
In its petition, CBI has prayed for immediate cancellation of bail of Chautala and sought his return to jail.
Delhi High Court had yesterday issued a notice to CBI on a petition seeking immediate cancellation of Chautala's bail on the grounds that he would "misuse the grace period of 17 days given to him to surrender" by taking part in campaigning.
A special CBI court on Jan. 22, 2013, had convicted and sentenced Chautala, his son Ajay and eight others to 10 years in jail for their role in the illegal recruitment of 3,206 junior teachers in 2000.
Among the others convicted in the case, 44 were sentenced to four years in jail while one was handed a five-year prison term. All of them were found guilty of cheating, forgery, using fake documents and conspiracy under IPC and of abusing their official position under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Chautala was chief minister for six months between 1980 and 1990, five days in July 1990 and for 14 days in 1991. Finally, he had a complete five year tenure starting in 1999.