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Disproportionate assets case: Court tells CBI to consider Cong MLA’s plea for security

A Delhi court has directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director to consider the plea of Karan Singh Dalal, a Congress MLA from Haryana and a prosecution witness in a disproportionate assets case -- allegedly involving Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) chief and former CM Om Prakash Chautala’s son Abhay Chautala -- for providing adequate security to him and his family, alleging threat from the accused.

chandigarh Updated: May 26, 2015 00:04 IST
HT Correspondent
New Delhi

A Delhi court has directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director to consider the plea of Karan Singh Dalal, a Congress MLA from Haryana and a prosecution witness in a disproportionate assets case -- allegedly involving Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) chief and former CM Om Prakash Chautala’s son Abhay Chautala -- for providing adequate security to him and his family, alleging threat from the accused.


The court said it was not possible for it to evaluate the threat perception to a person and only security forces could do so, while directing the CBI director to take appropriate steps as per law and also intimate the court.

“In view of the aforesaid reasons, the director, CBI, is directed to consider the request of the witness for providing adequate security to him and his family, taking appropriate steps as per law, with intimation to this court,” special CBI judge Sanjay Garg said.

The court’s order came while disposing of an application filed by Dalal who represents Palwal in the Haryana assembly.
Dalal had approached the court to provide security to him and his family members, alleging that they were being threatened by the accused and his family members.

The court noted that the Haryana Police had provided security to Dalal and when he appeared before it for his deposition, a constable accompanied him as a security guard.

During the arguments on his plea, Dalal had alleged that he was threatened by Abhay during the assembly sessions, and evaluating the threat perception to him, security had already been provided to him by the state police.

Dalal had said that he played an important role in unearthing illegal activities of the accused and his family members.
Abhay, in his reply to the plea, said Dalal was always accompanied by security persons, who also carried weapons. He also denied that any threat was ever issued by him or any party member to the witness.

Abhay sought the dismissal of the plea, saying that Dalal was from the Congress and wanted to take political advantage from this case.

Following Dalal’s allegations, the prosecutor had earlier submitted that under these circumstances, the “bail of the accused be cancelled”.

The court is now recording the prosecution evidence in the case.

The CBI had registered a case of disproportionate assets against Chautala and his sons Ajay and Abhay on a complaint of Congress leader Shamsher Singh Surjewala. The chargesheet was filed in the case in March 2010.

In the chargesheet, the agency also accused Chautala of possessing 189% more assets than his legal income between 1993 and 2006.

Chautala and Ajay were sentenced to 10 years’ jail term early this year by the high court in the 1999-2000 junior basic training (JBT) teacher recruitment scam.