Chautala granted parole to attend ailing wife

ANI | Updated: Dec 22, 2017 12:55 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec 22 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Friday granted two weeks' parole to former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala, who is serving a ten-year jail term in a teachers' recruitment scam case, to attend to his ailing wife.

Earlier on December 11, the court had issued a notice to the state government to file a response to a parole petition moved by Chautala.

Chautala wanted a two-month parole to look after his ailing wife.

In March, the court had cancelled the parole granted to Chautala after he violated the terms and conditions.

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

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

Chautala, his son Ajay Singh Chautala and three others, are serving jail terms 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 teachers in Haryana in 2000.

The father-son duo, including two IAS officers, was among 55 persons convicted on January 16, 2013, by the trial court. (ANI)