DA case: Court nod for Chautala’s treatment in US

A Delhi court on Thursday granted permission to former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, against whom a disproportionate assets case is going on, to go to the US for treatment of his leg.

Updated: Jun 03, 2010, 17:20 PM IST

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday granted
permission to former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash
Chautala, against whom a disproportionate assets case is going
on, to go to the US for treatment of his leg.

Special CBI Judge P S Teji allowed release of
Chautala`s passport, which was impounded by the court while
granting him bail in the case, and asked him to place a Fixed
Deposit Receipt (FDR) of Rs four lakh before it.

Opposing the plea for release of passport, the CBI
submitted that the charges were still not framed against
Chautala.

In an application filed before the court, Chautala had
submitted that he wanted to visit Washington from June 16 to
July 31 for treatment with regard to post-polio residual
deformation in his left knee and ankle.

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.

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.

It had registered a case in a designated court here in
April 2006 and searched 24 premises of the Chautalas in Delhi,
Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal and
Chandigarh during which it had seized Rs 13 lakh in cash and
frozen five bank accounts containing Rs 1.34 crore belonging
to Chautala and his family members.

The probe agency had filed chargesheets against two
sons of Chautala --Ajay and Abhay Singh-- both Haryana MLAs on
similar charges.

PTI