Wednesday, May 22, 2013
New Delhi, January 17, 2013
First Published: 18:27 IST(17/1/2013)
Last Updated: 21:42 IST(17/1/2013)
INLD workers create ruckus outside court
Former Haryana chief minister (CM) Om Prakash Chautala arrival in a jail van at the Rohini Court Complex on Thursday for the hearing on the quantum of his sentence, in the case of illegal recruitment of 3206 junior teachers in the state, saw thousands of INLD supporters creating a ruckus outside the court complex.
Chautala, his MLA son Ajay and 53 others including two IAS officers were on Wednesday convicted on corruption and other charges by a Delhi court for illegally recruiting 3,206 junior teachers 12 years back, and were sent to Tihar Jail. The court has fixed January 22 to pronounce its order on the quantum of sentence.
Supporters of the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) holding the party flag tried to stop the jail van outside the court and even climbed on to the vehicle forcing the driver to stop..
A large number of supporters stood outside the court lock-up where Chautala, his son Ajay Chautala and other 53 convicts were being kept.
Around 300-350 supporters stood outside the court room where the case was being heard. Other than the 55 accused, their counsel, prosecutors and the court staff, the judge did not allow anyone else to enter the court room during the hearing.
Relatives and family members of the accused, INLD supporters and media-persons were asked to stand behind the barricades set up outside the courtroom, as the proceedings continued amidst tight security.
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