New Delhi: Former Haryana Chief Minister
Om Prakash Chautala was today ordered to be put on trial by a
Delhi court for possessing wealth exceeding his legal income.
Special CBI Judge P S Teji ordered Chautala`s formal
trial, framing charges against him under various sections of
the Prevention of Corruption Act.
The court had reserved its order on framing of charges
against 75-year-old Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader on
July 27, observing that despite having been given the "last
opportunity" to complete his arguments, his counsel did not do
The CBI had on March 26 last year filed a charge sheet
against Chautala, indicting him for allegedly possessing
assets worth Rs 6.09 crore, far exceeding the known sources of
his income between 1993 and 2006.
Meanwhile, after hearing arguments from the counsel of
Chautala and CBI, the court also reserved its order for
August 5 on Chautala`s plea seeking permission to go abroad.
The CBI prosecutor A K Dutta vehemently opposed his
plea for going abroad from August 8 to August 30.
The CBI, in its charge sheet, has said that Chautala`s
wealth is 189 per cent more than his income of Rs 3.22 crore
during the period.