Haryana

Former Haryana CM Om Prakash Chautala convicted in corruption case

By Dinkle Popli -- May 21, 2022 4:47 pm -- Updated:May 21, 2022 4:47 pm

The Rouse Avenue Court in Delhi convicted former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala in a disproportionate assets case on Saturday, May 21.

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“Rouse Avenue Court of Delhi convicts former Haryana CM Om Prakash Chautala in the disproportionate assets case. Court to hear arguments on the quantum of punishment on May 26th.” news agency ANI quoted.

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

OP Chautala and his son Ajay were also sentenced to ten years' imprisonment after they were found guilty of corruption in a teacher recruitment scam in 2013. OP Chautala, now 87 years old, was released from jail in July 2021.

OP Chautala hit the headlines last week after clearing class 10 and 12 at the age of 87. The former chief minister appeared for the Class 12 exam last year under the Haryana Open Board. However, his result was withheld after authorities found he had not yet passed the Class 10 English exam. To get his Class 12 result and final certificate, Chautala then appeared for his Class 10 exam.

He had cleared the rest of his Class 10 exams from the National Institute of Open School in 2017, while serving his 10-year sentence in Delhi's Tihar Jail in connection to his role in a teachers' recruitment scam.

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-PTC News

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