Court extends interim bail of Om Prakash Chautala in DA case

A Delhi court today extended the interim bail of former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala for two days in a disproportionate assets case filed against him by CBI.

New Delhi: A Delhi court today extended the
interim bail of former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash
Chautala for two days in a disproportionate assets case filed
against him by CBI.

Special CBI Judge P S Teji granted relief to Chautala,
a sitting MLA of Haryana, till May six after reserving the
order of the court on his regular bail.

The court had yesterday granted interim bail to the
former chief minister on furnishing a personal bond and a
surety of Rs one lakh each.

Chautala appeared before the court which had on April
20 issued summons after taking cognisance of a chargesheet
filed against him by CBI.

An accused, who appears before a court on a summons
following a chargesheet against him, has to seek bail in order
to avoid arrest.

The court, which heard Chautala`s plea for regular bail,
reserved its order.

CBI had on March 26 filed the chargesheet against
Chautala for allegedly possessing assets worth Rs six crore
disproportionate to known sources of his income between 1993
and 2006.

75-year-old Chautala is a five-time chief minister and
had last held the post between July 1999 to March 2005. He
currently represents Uchana Kalan constituency of Hissar
district in Haryana Assembly.

PTI