Teachers recruitment scam: OP Chautala seeks 60-day parole

On August 3, Chautala and his son Ajay Singh Chautala's appeal against the high court verdict was dismissed by the Supreme Court saying that the same was a "reasoned one".

Teachers recruitment scam: OP Chautala seeks 60-day parole

New Delhi: Former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, serving 10-year jail term in teachers' recruitment scam case, on Monday moved the Delhi High Court seeking 60 days' parole to get medical treatment.

On August 3, Chautala and his son Ajay Singh Chautala's appeal against the high court verdict was dismissed by the Supreme Court saying that the same was a "reasoned one".

The apex court had, however, said that the convicts may move the high court with their pleas seeking relief like parole on health ground.

Chautala, his son and three others are serving 10-year jail term in the case.

82-year-old Chautala sought parole for 60 days for getting treatment for his polio-affected legs.

The plea stated that on September 8 Chautala had moved an application for grant of parole to Tihar jail Superintendent on medical grounds.

"On October 20, the home department of Delhi government has informed that his plea for parole was dismissed, keeping in mind the 2010 parole guidelines, as per which there should be a gap of a minimum six months from the date of termination of last parole," it stated.

The petition also said that INLD leader had last availed one-month parole in May this year, which was later extended till May 28.

The plea, which was filed through advocate Amit Sahni, said the "petitioner is polio-affected since his birth and has permanent disability of 60 per cent. He was on bail during the trial and was released on parole, but he has never misused the same."

The six months will expire on November 28, so his plea be allowed taking a lenient view, the counsel urged.

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