Court to consider charges against Chautala on May 17
New Delhi: A Delhi court will hear arguments
on charges to be framed against former Haryana Chief Minister
Om Prakash Chautala in a disproportionate asset case on May
Special CBI Judge P S Teji granted regular bail to
Chautala and decided to consider the charges against him for
allegedly acquiring assets disproportionate to his known
sources of income.
The court had on May 4 granted interim bail to the former
chief minister on furnishing a personal bond and a surety of
Rs one lakh each.
The court had on April 20 issued summons after taking
cognisance of a chargesheet filed against him by CBI.
An accused, who appears before a court on a summons
following a chargesheet against him, has to seek bail in order
to avoid his arrest.
The court, which heard Chautala`s plea for regular bail,
reserved its order.
CBI had on March 26 filed the chargesheet against
Chautala for allegedly possessing assets worth Rs six crore,
disproportionate to known sources of his income between 1993
75-year-old Chautala is a five-time chief minister and
had last held the post between July 1999 to March 2005. He
currently represents Uchana Kalan constituency of Hissar
district in Haryana Assembly.
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