CBI to prosecute Chautala in teachers' recruitment scam

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New Delhi, Mar 3 (UNI) The Supreme Court today cleared the decks for prosecution of former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala and eleven others for their alleged involvement in the 1999 teachers' recruitment scam.

The court directed the CBI to go ahead and file a chargesheet against the twelve accused, including two IAS officers, then Haryana ministers Anand Singh Dangi and Ajay Singh Chautala.

The court also ruled that no sanction under section 197 of CrPC was required to proceed against the accused as corruption had no nexus with the discharge of official functions as per the apex court judgement in Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's case.

Number of teachers were recruited by the Chautala government after allegedly taking bribes from the candidates.

Later, the Supreme Court ordered a CBI inquiry into the scandal and the appointments were cancelled.

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