Delhi HC seeks CBI's response on Chautala's plea for bail extension

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 20, 2014 21:41 IST

The Delhi high court on Friday sought CBI's response on the plea of former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala, serving a 10-year jail term in teachers recruitment case, for extending by four weeks his interim bail for completing his brother's post-cremation rituals. The HC had on June 3 granted three weeks' interim bail to the 79-year-old for carrying out the post-cremation rituals of his brother, who died on June 1.

A vacation bench of justice Siddharth Mridul on Friday asked CBI to file a status report before the next date of hearing on June 23 even as the agency opposed the plea and said Chautala's health condition should be checked in AIIMS.

Chautala has sought extension of his bail by four weeks on the ground that he is currently admitted to the ICU of Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon due to bad health and if allowed by the doctors, he would like to attend the remaining post-cremation rites of his brother Pratap Singh.

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