HC seeks status report on Chautala’s parole plea

New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday sought a status report from the city government on a plea by former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala seeking two months parole for medical treatment.

Justice Ashutosh Kumar sought response from the Delhi government by January 29 while hearing the plea of 82-year-old Chautala, who is serving a 10-year jail term in the 2000 illegal teacher recruitment scam, for treatment for his polio-affected legs.

A special Central Bureau of Investigation court here on January 22, 2013 had sentenced the Chautalas and eight others to 10 years in jail after finding them guilty of illegally recruiting 3,206 junior basic trained teachers in 2000.

The high court had upheld the punishment given by the trial court, while the Supreme Court on August 3 dismissed the plea of Chautala and his son Ajay Chautala, upholding their conviction and sentencing in the scam.

On September 8, Chautala had moved an application for grant of parole to the Tihar jail superintendent on medical grounds. On October 20, the Delhi government’s home department dismissed the parole plea.

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