Delhi Court grants regular bail to Abhay Chautala
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Last Updated: Monday, March 22, 2010, 19:43
New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday granted regular bail to Haryana MLA Abhay Singh Chautala in a disproportionate assets case.

Special CBI Judge P S Teji allowed the bail plea of Chautala, an Indian National Lok Dal MLA, at a personal and a surety bond of Rs one lakh each.

He was earlier granted interim bail on February 22 by the court after the politician appeared before it on bailable warrant.

An accused who is chargesheeted has to appear before the court and seek bail in a criminal case even if he or she has not been arrested during the investigation of the case.

Meanwhile, the court put the matter for April 14 for hearing arguments on the charges to be framed against the accused.

The court had on February 2 issued summons against Chautala and his brother Ajay Chautala and others after taking cognisance of the chargesheet filed by the CBI in the case.

The CBI had on December 24 last filed a chargesheet against the two sons of former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala in the case.

According to the chargesheet against Ajay, CBI claimed he was in possession of assets to the tune of Rs 27.74 crore -- 339 per cent more than his income of Rs 8.17 crore during the period between 1993 to 2006.

The second chargesheet was filed against Abhay alleging his assets were 522 per cent more than his income of Rs 22.89 crore as per Income Tax records during the check period of 2000 to 2005. The agency claimed to have found Rs 119.69 crore worth of assets.


First Published: Monday, March 22, 2010, 19:43

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