Former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala sentenced to Four years Jail

The 87-year-old former CM had earlier urged the Court to announce a minimum punishment stating his poor health condition and age.
Former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala sentenced to Four years Jail
Om Prakash Chautala

Former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala is found guilty in a disproportionate assets case and is sentenced to four years in jail and a fine of Rs 50 on Friday.

The Rouse Avenue Court, Delhi was listening to the case and had preserved the verdict for today. Earlier, advocates representing former CM mentioned to the court that Chautala’s 90% body is unable to function now and thus he must be given some relief on the grounds of sympathy.

However, The Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI), asked for maximum punishment to court for the convict, stating it would deliver a strong message to society.
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Properties would also be seized

Along with the punishment, the court also ordered to seize of four properties owned by Chautala. As mentioned by the court, authorities would be seizing the former CMOs’ properties in Hailey Road, Panchkula, Gurugram, and Asola.

It must be noteworthy here that CBI filed a case against Om Prakash Chautala in 2005, post 5 years after the case it also filed a charge sheet on March 26, 2010 for allegedly owning assets worth Rs 6.09 crore between 1993 and 2006, and thus forming a case for disproportionate assets case.

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