Ex-Haryana CM Om Prakash Chautala Convicted In Corruption Case


New Delhi: The Rouse Avenue Court in Delhi convicted former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala in a disproportionate assets case on Saturday.

A disproportionate assets (DA) case was filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Special Judge (PC Act) Vikas Dhull, on Saturday, while ordering the conviction of Chautala, said he will hear the arguments on the quantum of punishment on May 26, 2022.

In the case, the CBI had filed a charge sheet against Chautala on March 26, 2010, and held him responsible for allegedly amassing assets worth Rs 6.09 crore, much 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 son of 6th Deputy Prime Minister Chaudhary Devi Lal.

Chautala was recently released from the Tihar Jail on 2 July 2021 from a ten years prison sentence after completing the due formalities. He and 53 others, in June 2008, were charged in connection with the appointment of 3,206 junior basic teachers

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