New Delhi, Nov 7 : The Delhi High Court Friday extended till Nov 21 the interim bail of Ajay Chautala and also asked the CBI to file a status report on Chautala’s health. Justice Siddharth Mridul approved the bail plea. Ajay Chautala has been out on bail after being sentenced to 10 years in prison in the teachers’ recruitment scam case. Read – Parkash Singh Badal, Abhay Chautala attend M L Khattar oath;Bhupinder Singh Hooda ‘not invited’
His father, former Haryana chief minister and Indian National Lok Dal chief Om Prakash Chautala, who was also sentenced to 10 years in prison but was out on bail, surrendered after the court’s Oct 10 order. The court asked CBI counsel Rajdeepa Behura to file a “better status report” of Ajay Chautala as it refused to accept the report filed by the agency.
The agency had filed a medical report on Om Prakash Chautala instead of Ajay Chautala. A special Central Bureau of Investigation court in the capital Jan 22, 2013, sentenced Om Prakash Chautala, Ajay Chautala and eight others to 10 years in jail after finding them guilty of illegally recruiting 3,206 junior basic trained teachers in Haryana in 2000 when the senior Chautala was chief minister.
One convict was sentenced to five years in jail, while 45 others were each handed out four-year jail terms in the case.