Chautala sentenced to four years

New Delhi, Former Haryana Chief Minister Omprakash Chautala has been convicted in another case. A few days back, he came out of jail after serving in the teacher recruitment scam and now the court has sentenced him to four years in the disproportionate assets case. Along with this, a fine of Rs 50 lakh was imposed on him. Out of this, Rs 5 lakh will be given to CBI. If he fails to pay the fine, he will have to remain in jail for another six months.

In the court, the defense had appealed for sympathy on the ground of disability, which was not accepted by the court. The court also ordered confiscation of properties at Hailey Road, Panchkula, Gurugram, Asola. CBI’s lawyer Ajay Gupta told that Chautala had sought 10 days’ time for medical examination, but the court said that those who have to undergo medical tests, should be done in jail. He was taken into custody after the sentencing.

His son Abhay Chautala and grandson Arjun were also with him at the time of the verdict. Abhay Chautala said that he would go to the High Court against the decision. Earlier, after the arguments of lawyers on the sentence on Thursday in Rouse Avenue Court in Delhi, the decision was reserved. The counsel appearing for Chautala has argued in the court that he is 87 years old and has been ill for a long time. He has a certificate of 60 percent disability, but now he has become 90 percent disabled. On the other hand, the counsel for CBI has argued that giving him less punishment will send a wrong message. Chautala was convicted by the court on May 21.

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