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JBT scam: Chautala moves HC seeking extension of interim bail

The Delhi High Court sought CBI`s response on former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala`s plea seeking extension of his interim bail.

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday sought CBI`s response on former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala`s plea seeking extension of his interim bail on medical grounds.

Justice Siddharth Mridul issued notice to CBI and sought its response by July 04 on Chautala`s application for extension of his interim bail, saying his pacemaker implantation was done on June 03 and the doctor had advised him to come for regular checkups for three months.

He was granted interim bail on May 21 and it expires on July 04.

In his application, Chautala said, "He continues to be in a fragile state of health, besides being severely handicapped by various disabilities. He required constant extra care during the period of three months and constant follow up. He requires a clean and stress free environment."

Chautala, the chief of Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), along with 54 others, was awarded jail term in the 2000 teachers` recruitment scam and was later granted interim bail for six weeks by the high court to undergo the pacemaker implant.

The 78-year-old leader also sought court`s permission to visit his native village Chautala in Haryana.

"It is prayed that the interim bail granted to appellant (Chautala) be suitably
extended and he may be permitted to reside with his family at his native village Chautala in Sirsa district of Haryana after discharge from the hospital," he said in the plea.

Chautala is undergoing treatment at Medanta Medicity Hospital in Gurgaon. Apart from heart ailment, he said he is also suffering from several old-age problems.

Chautala has moved the high court challenging his conviction and 10-year jail term awarded in the Junior Basic Trained (JBT) teachers case. While granting him interim bail, the high court had asked Chautala to surrender his passport with the trial court, besides asking him not to leave the National Capital Region without prior permission of the court.

On January 22, the trial court had convicted and sentenced Chautala and nine others, including his son Ajay Chautala, to 10 years jail term for illegally recruiting 3,206 junior teachers in 2000.

Among other convicts, 44 have been sentenced to four years in jail and one was sentenced to a five-year jail term in the case.

All of them were held guilty of cheating, forgery, using fake documents as genuine, conspiracy under the IPC and for abusing their official position under the Prevention of Corruption Act.


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