JBT recruitment scam: HC extends bail of Chautalas

  • PTI, PTI, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Jul 26, 2014 09:04 IST

  The Delhi High Court todayextended the interim bail till August 1 of former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala and his MLA-son Ajay Chautala, sentenced to ten years in prison in a teachers recruitment case.

A bench of Justice Siddharth Mridul also extended the bail of Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) MLA Sher Singh Badshami and Om Prakash Chautala's former Officer on Special Duty Vidya Dhar till August 1.

The court passed the order after CBI sought more time to file its status report on their interim bail applications.
Senior advocate N Hariharan and advocate Amit Sahni appeared for the Chautalas.
On July 11, 2014, the high court had reserved its verdict.

on the appeals of 55 convicts, including the Chautalas, in the Junior Basic Teachers recruitment scam case.

On January 22, 2013, a special CBI court had convicted and sentenced Om Prakash Chautala, his son Ajay and eight others, including Vidya Dhar and Badshami, to 10 years jail term each for illegally recruiting 3,206 junior teachers in the year 2000.
Among other convicts, 44 have been sentenced to four years in jail and one to a five-year jail term.

All of them were held guilty of cheating, forgery, using fake documents as genuine, conspiracy under IPC and of abusing their official position under Prevention of Corruption Act.


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