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A Delhi court convicts former Haryana CM Om Prakash Chautala in corruption case

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New Delhi: Former chief minister of Haryana, Om Prakash Chautala, was convicted by ‘The Rouse Avenue Court’ in Delhi amidst an amassing assets case on Saturday.

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The court is set to hear arguments on the quantum of punishment to be given on May 26.

Case against Chautala

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed a chargesheet against OP Chautala on March 26, 2010 for accumulating assets worth Rs 6.09 crore between 1993 and 2006, which is far-far bigger than the legitimate income.

In January 2021, a Delhi court framed money laundering charges against OP Chautala in connection with the disproportionate assets case.

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OP Chautala and his son Ajay were imprisoned for ten years. The father-son duo were found guilty regarding corruption in a teacher recruitment scam in 2013. OP Chautala, who is now 87 years old, was released from jail in July 2021.

 

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