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Former Haryana CM, son get 10-year jail term

22 January, 2013

Former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala and his son Ajay Chautala were on Tuesday sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in connection with a job recruitment scam by a Delhi court.

The Chautalas and 53 others were convicted last week by special CBI Judge. The convicted, including two Indian Administrative Service officials, got varying jail terms.

Supporters of the Chautala, who was the Chief Minister of Haryana four times, and his son Ajay resorted to violence outside the court premises following which police had to use force to restore order.

Chautala and Ajay are sitting MLAs. Since the conviction is for more than two years, they face disqualification from their posts from the date of disqualification and for six years after they are released. Their lawyers have said they will challenge the judgement in the higher court.

The conviction and the jail terms of Chautala Ajay and 53 others relate to an illegal recruitment of 3,206 junior basic trained teachers in the northern state in 2000.

(Edited by Prem Udayabhanu)


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