The Delhi high court on Monday extended till July 10 the interim bail granted to former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala, serving a 10-year jail term in the teachers' recruitment case. On medical grounds, the HC extended the three-week-long interim bail granted to 79-year-old Chautala on June 3 for carrying out the post-cremation rituals of his younger brother Pratap Singh, who died on June 1.
A vacation bench of justice Pratibha Rani directed Chautala to surrender on July 11.
The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader's interim bail has been extended by the court on the same terms and conditions as in the June 3 order after perusing the status report submitted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and after hearing arguments by advocates RK Anand and Amit Sahni on behalf of Chautala.
The CBI, in its status report, has said that Chautala is admitted in the ICU (intensive care unit) of Medanta Hospital, Gurgaon, and that he needs to undergo tests on July 4 with respect to his pacemaker.
Chautala had sought extension of his bail by four weeks on the ground that he is currently admitted in the ICU of Medanta Hospital, and if allowed by the doctors, he would also like to attend the remaining post-cremation rites of his brother.