Delhi court convicts Haryana ex-CM OP Chautala in disproportionate assets case

Public TV English
Public TV English
2 Min Read

Former Chief Minister of Haryana, Chaudhary Om Prakash Chautala (File Photo)

NEW DELHI: The Rouse Avenue court of Delhi on Saturday convicted former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala in a disproportionate assets (DA) case filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Special Judge (PC Act) Vikas Dhull, while ordering the conviction of Chautala on Saturday, said he will hear the arguments on the quantum of punishment on May 26.

The CBI had filed a charge sheet against Chautala on March 26, 2010, for allegedly amassing assets worth Rs 6.09 crore, disproportionate to his legitimate income, between 1993 and 2006. The case was filed on a complaint by Haryana Congress leader Shamsher Singh Surjewala.

Om Prakash Chautala is a former Chief Minister of Haryana from the Indian National Lok Dal and the son of 6th Deputy Prime Minister, Chaudhary Devi Lal. Chautala was recently released from the Tihar Jail on July 2, 2021 after a 10-year prison sentence.

He and 53 others, in June 2008, were charged in connection with the appointment of 3,206 junior basic teachers in Haryana during 1999-2000. In January 2013, a New Delhi court sentenced Chautala and his son Ajay Singh Chautala to 10 years’ imprisonment under various provisions of the IPC and the Prevention of Corruption Act. (ANI)

Share This Article