New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday sentenced former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala to four years’ imprisonment and a Rs 50 lakh fine in a disproportionate assets case.
On Thursday, Special Judge Vikas Dhull heard the arguments from the counsel for the CBI as well as Om Prakash Chautala, who was convicted in the case of acquiring disproportionate assets from
The veteran leader, Chautala, and corruption seem to be made for each other. The 87-year-old former Haryana chief minister was convicted by the Rouse Avenue Court in Delhi in the DA case last Saturday, May 21. He had urged the court to grant him minimum punishment, citing medical ailments and old age.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), however, sought maximum punishment for the convict, saying it would send a message to society.
Besides the imprisonment and fine, four properties owned by Chautala will be seized. Chautala’s properties in Hailey Road, Panchkula, Gurugram, and Asola will be confiscated.
The CBI filed a case against Chautala in 2005 and a chargesheet on March 26, 2010 for allegedly amassing assets worth Rs 6.09 crore between 1993 and 2006, which is disproportionate to the legitimate income.
Chautala’s name also remains in the air regarding corruption charges. A Delhi court in 2021 framed money laundering charges against Chautala.
Om Prakash Chautala and his son Ajay were sent behind the bar for corruption in a teacher recruitment scam in 2013. He was released from jail in July 2021.