Setback to OP Chautala over ‘violation’ of parole conditions

New Delhi [India], Mar. 1 : The Delhi High Court on Wednesday cancelled the parole which was granted to former Haryana chief minister O.

P. Chautala who is facing charges in a disproportionate assets case, after he violated the terms and conditions of the parole.

The police raised objections that he is holding public meetings in violation of his parole conditions.

The High Court also observed that Chautala is misusing his parole by attending public meetings across Haryana.

The Delhi High Court had earlier granted three weeks parole to Chautala, who was serving a 10-year jail term in the Junior Basic Training (JBT) teachers' recruitment scam case, on health grounds.

The court's order came after he had sought six months parole citing his poor health condition. Earlier, the Delhi High Court had granted parole to Chautala to attend his grandson`s engagement function.

The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader had sought permission to attend his grandson and MP Dushyant Chautala`s `roka` ceremony and the `ring` ceremony to be held on January 2 and January 3.Chautala, his son Ajay Singh Chautala and three others, are serving jail term in the case.

On January 22, 2013, a trial court had sentenced 55 accused in the case. Among those convicted were 82-year-old Chautala`s then political adviser Sher Singh Badshami, the then Officer on Special Duty (OSD) Vidya Dhar, IAS, and then Primary Education Director Sanjiv Kumar, besides 50 others.

A total of 55 persons were convicted under the JBT scam for illegally recruiting 3,206 teacher in Haryana in 2000.The father-son duo, including two IAS officers, were among 55 persons convicted on January 16, 2013 by the trial court.

Source: ANI