JBT scam: Delhi HC summons OP Chautala as CBI moves for bail cancellation

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Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) chief and former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala.
New Delhi, Oct 9:The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) chief and former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala to personally appear in court on Friday in connection to the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) plea for cancellation of his bail.

The Court also lashed out at the CBI for not informing the court about alleged violations of bail conditions by Chautala earlier.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday moved the Delhi High Court seeking cancellation of bail granted to 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.

(With iputs from agencies)

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