Delhi HC to hear plea challenging the order of punishment to former CM Omprakash Chautala today

New Delhi,( The Delhi High Court will today hear a plea challenging the trial court’s order awarding four years’ imprisonment to Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, who was convicted in a disproportionate assets case. A bench of Justice Yogesh Khanna will hear the matter. On July 7, the court had issued notice to the ED. On May 27, the Rouse Avenue Court sentenced Chautala to four years in prison. However, before the sentencing, Omprakash Chautala had already served one year and four months in jail, which was reduced from his earlier sentence of four years.

The Rouse Avenue Court had ordered confiscation of Omprakash Chautala’s properties in Hailey Road, Panchkula, Gurugram and Asola, while imposing a four-year sentence. In 2019, the ED had attached Chautala’s properties worth Rs 1 crore 94 lakh in the disproportionate assets case. The ED had attached Chautala’s land and a farm house under the Money Laundering Act. The ED had earlier attached Omprakash Chautala’s assets worth Rs 4.15 crore. In this way, in total, assets worth more than Rs 6 crore were confiscated.

Omprakash Chautala has been sentenced to ten years imprisonment after being convicted in the recruitment scam of Junior Basic Training Teachers. Om Prakash Chautala and his eldest son Ajay Singh Chautala were sentenced to ten years in jail on 16 January 2013 in the Junior Basic Training Teachers Recruitment scam.(H.S.)