OP Chautala granted parole on health grounds

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The Delhi High Court on Friday granted parole to former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, who is serving a 10-year jail term in teachers' recruitment scam case, on health grounds.

The INLD leader had sought six months parole citing his poor health, said reports.

OP Chautala

In January, the HC had granted the former Haryana chief minister a day's parole to attend his grandson and MP Dushyant Chautala's engagement on January 3.

Justice Vipin Sanghi had then ordered Chautala's release for a day on his furnishing a bond of Rs 50,000 and directed the INLD leader to surrender on January 4 at 11 am.

In his main plea last year, Chautala has contended that the Delhi government's December 14 decision was passed in 'an extremely unfair manner upon flimsy grounds'.

82-year-old Chautala also said that he is 'polio-affected since his birth and has permanent disability of 60 per cent'.

He said he was on bail during the trial and was released on parole, but he has never misused the same.

Chautala, his son Ajay and three others are serving 10-years jail term in the case.

The Supreme Court on August 3 last year had dismissed the Chautalas' appeals against the high court's verdict upholding their conviction and sentence of 10 years awarded by a trial court in the junior basic trained (JBT) teachers recruitment scam case.

(OneIndia News with agency inputs)

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