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Om Prakash Chautala and son Ajay Chautala get 10 years in jail
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Tue, 22 Jan 2013 - 14:26:50
Source: Agencies, Posted by: I.G. Bhatkali
Om Prakash Chautala being taken to Tihar Jail

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Tuesday sentenced former Haryana chief minister OP Chautala & his son Ajay Chautala to 10 years in jail in teachers recruitment scam.

A Delhi court pronounced the quantum of sentence on Tuesday. Besides the former CM and his son, the other three main accused Sanjiv Kumar, VidyaDhar and Sher Singh Badshami also awarded 10 years in jail in the case

Shortly after the sentence was pronounced, protestors threw stones and crude bombs into the court complex.

Slogan shouting supporters tried to break the barricades set up outside the court.

Police resorted to lathicharge to disperse the crowd, and also closed the main gates of the premises.

Several supporters kept on standing outside the court. All roads leading to the court complex were full of cars and SUVs of supporters and workers.

Earlier, special CBI Judge Vinod Kumar concluded hearing the arguments on the quantum of sentence on Monday.

Meanwhile, 78-year-old Om Prakash Chautala, the chief of Indian National Lok Dal who was held as the "main conspirator" by the court, has urged that he be allowed two assistants in GB Pant Hospital, where he is currently admitted following complaints of chest pain.

The court had on January 16 held Om Prakash Chautala, Ajay Chautala and 53 others guilty of illegally recruiting 3,206 junior basic trained (JBT) teachers in the state in the year 2000.

They have all been held guilty of cheating, forgery, using fake documents as genuine, conspiracy under the IPC and for abusing their official position under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

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