AIIMS board to examine Ajay Chautala`s medical records

Delhi High Court asked AIIMS to set up board of doctors to examine medical records of Ajay Chautala, Haryana INLD MLA who is serving 10-year jail term after conviction in teacher recruitment scam.

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday asked AIIMS to set up a board of doctors to examine the medical records of Ajay Chautala, Haryana INLD MLA who is serving ten-year jail term after his conviction in teacher recruitment scam.
While hearing Chautala`s interim bail plea on medical grounds, Justice Siddharth Mridul asked the All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS) Director to set up the medical board and sought its report after examining all records pertaining to his treatment in various hospitals..

The court in its order also clarified that if necessary the board would examine Chautala.

The order came after the Tihar jail authority furnished the documents of various hospitals, including G B Pant and Deen Dayal Upadhyay (DDU) Hospitals, to the court.

52-year-old Chautala, who has been in jail since January 16 after his conviction in the 1999-2000 JBT scam, moved an interim bail plea in the court saying he has been suffering from various health problems.

Ajay Chautala and his father, INLD chief Om Prakash Chautala, 78, were sentenced to a ten-year jail term on January 22 by a CBI court which had held them guilty of cheating and corruption in illegal recruitment of 3,206 junior basic trained (JBT) teachers.

O P Chautala is out on interim bail on medical grounds after he said he intended to undergo a pacemaker implant. His interim bail expires on July 22.

Apart from the Chautalas, eight others including Sanjiv Kumar, the then Director of Primary Education, Chautala`s former Officer on Special Duty Vidya Dhar, both IAS officers, and Sher Singh Badshami, earlier Chautala`s political advisor and now a sitting MLA, were also awarded a ten-year sentence.

Another convict was handed down five years and the rest 45 were given four years imprisonment.

All the convicts have challenged their conviction before the high court.