Haryana scandal: Notice to CBI on convicted officer`s plea
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Monday issued notice to the CBI on the appeal of Indian Administrative Service officer Sanjiv Kumar, convicted along with former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala in a teacher recruitment scandal.
Justice Mukta Gupta sought response from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) by April 8 on the plea of Kumar against his conviction and 10-year jail term.
Kumar, then director of primary education, initially exposed the irregular appointments by filing a plea in the Supreme Court. Later, he was also found to be involved in the 1999-2000 scandal and sentenced by a Delhi court along with Chautala and 53 others.
The trial court Jan 22 sentenced Chautala, also the Indian National Lok Dal chief, his son Ajay, and eight others to 10 years in jail. One accused in the case was convicted and sentenced to five years in jail, while 44 others got four years` imprisonment.
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