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Teachers' recruitment scam: HC extends bail of Chautalas

PTI  New Delhi , August 22, 2014
First Published: 20:17 IST(22/8/2014) | Last Updated: 20:22 IST(22/8/2014)

The Delhi high court on Friday extended till September 5 and 19 respectively the interim bails of former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala and his MLA son Ajay Chautala,who have been sentenced to 10 years in prison in the teachers recruitment scam case.

A bench of Justice Siddharth Mridul also extended the interim bail of Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) MLA Sher Singh Badshami till September 5.

The bail of all three were extended on medical grounds.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.

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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