Court to consider charges against Chautala on May 17
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Last Updated: Friday, May 07, 2010, 00:41
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 17.

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 and 2006.

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.


First Published: Friday, May 07, 2010, 00:41

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