The Delhi high court on Friday extended till September 19 the interim bail of former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala who has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in the teachers' recruitment scam case.
The HC also extended till September 19 the interim bail of former IAS officer Sanjiv Kumar, who despite claiming to be the whistleblower in the case was also convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison along with Chautala.
The court order came as the CBI sought time to verify Chautala's medical report of September 3 given by Medanta Medicity hospital in Gurgaon, Haryana.
In Kumar's case, the court called for a fresh medical report from the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IBHAS), where he is currently admitted for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), regarding his current health condition.
On July 11, the high court had reserved its verdict on the appeals of 55 convicts, including the Chautalas, in the Junior Basic Teachers recruitment scam case.
Chautala, his son and eight others, including Vidya Dhar and Ladwa MLA Sher Singh Badshami, had been awarded 10-year jail term for illegally recruiting 3,206 junior teachers in 2000.