CBI moves High Court seeking cancellation of OP Chautala's interim bail

CBI moves Delhi HC against Chautala bail
New Delhi, Oct 9: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday moved the Delhi High Court seeking cancellation of bail granted to the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) chief and former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala in the JBT teachers recruitment scam case.

The CBI wanted Chautala's date of surrender to be brought forward from October 17 and moved High Court seeking an urgent hearing by saying that Chautala violated bail conditions.

The INLD leader was granted bail on medical grounds, but he has been campaigning for the Haryana assembly elections which is a violation of the bail conditions.

The former Chief Minister, who has been convicted and sentenced to 10 years jail term in the JBT teachers recruitment scam case, had on September 26 volunteered to surrender after which the court asked him to surrender on October 17, two days after the polls.

The CBI has also sought a direction to Gurgaon-based Medanta hospital to explain as to how an 'ailing' Chautala has been allowed take part in election campaign.

Earlier, the High Court had issued notice to CBI and Om prakash Chautala after senior advocate Vivek Tankha, who appeared for the petitioner, contended that Chautala intends to "misuse the grace period of 17 days given to him to surrender" by planning to campaign during that period.

Chautala was Haryana's chief minister for six months between 1980 and 1990, for five days in July 1990 and for 14 days in 1991 and then in 1999 he started his five-year tenure in the state.

OneIndia News

(With inputs from agencies)

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