Four months after his release from Tihar jail on medical grounds, the Delhi high court on Friday dismissed former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala’s plea for extension of interim bail.
The court asked the Indian National Lok Dal chief, serving a ten year jail term in the teacher’s recruitment scam, to surrender before Tihar jail authorities on September 17.
He has been on interim bail since May 21 and recently underwent a pacemaker implant surgery. Referring to a report filed by the AIIMS medical board set up on the court’s order, the court declined to extend Chautala’s interim bail.
“I don’t see any ground for extension of his interim bail. However, at the submission of petitioner’s counsel, 10 days time is granted to surrender,” the court said.
As per the report, Chautala has been undergoing physiotherapy which is to be continued without hospitalisation.