DA case: Chautala given last chance for argument

Last Updated: Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 12:08

New Delhi: Former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala, facing prosecution in a disproportionate assets case, has been granted the "last opportunity" by a
Delhi court to conclude the argument on charges leveled against him.

Irked by Chautala`s counsel seeking one more date for summing up of the arguments, special CBI judge PS Teji posted the matter for July 26 with a clear cut direction that the arguments has to be concluded on that particular day.

"Counsel for the accused (Chautala) has filed the written arguments on charge and submitted that one date is required for the summing up of the arguments on charge.

"At request of the counsel for the accused, matter is adjourned to July 26 for summing up arguments on charge. This being last opportunity," the court said.

During the previous occasion also, the court had to defer hearing of arguments in the case due to non-availability of Chautala`s counsel.

The court had earlier dismissed a plea by 75-year-old Chautala for a direction to the CBI to hand him over some additional documents relating to a disproportionate assets case against him.

The judge had dismissed the plea accepting the CBI contention that the same had been made to delay the trial of the case.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 12:08

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