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Teachers` recruitment scam; HC extends bail of seven convicts

Last Updated: Friday, July 4, 2014 - 22:33

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday extended till July 25 the interim bail of seven convicts in the Junior Basic Teachers` recruitment scam case also involving former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala and his MLA-son Ajay Chautala.

A bench of Justice Siddharth Mridul granted the relief to seven convicts including Ajay Chautala, Sher Singh Badshami and suspended IAS officer Vidy Dhar.

The court, meanwhile, asked CBI and the prison authority to verify the claims of 17, out of 55 convicts, who have also sought interim bail on medical grounds and fixed the matter for hearing on July 17.

Earlier, the court had granted bail to convict Narain Singh Ruhil on health grounds for eight weeks and directed him to furnish a personal bond of Rs 25,000.

On January 22, 2013, a special CBI court had convicted and sentenced Ajay Chautala, Om Prakash Chautala and eight others, including Vidya Dhar and Badshami, to 10 years jail term for illegally recruiting 3,206 junior teachers in the year 2000.

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

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

First Published: Friday, July 4, 2014 - 22:33
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