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Delhi HC extends parole of former Haryana CM Om Prakash Chautala in teacher recruitment scam

A divisional bench of Justice Siddharth Mridul and Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani directed the Delhi Government to file an affidavit in addition to the relevant record in the plea seeking benefit of special remission.

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The Delhi High Court has extended the parole granted to Om Prakash Chautala, former Haryana Chief Minister, till April 12, who was sentenced to 10 years jail in the teachers recruitment scam case.

A divisional bench of Justice Siddharth Mridul and Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani directed the Delhi Government to file an affidavit in addition to the relevant record in the plea seeking benefit of special remission.

The petition filed by Chautala seeking release by permitting the benefit of special remission on the ground that the he must have been released earlier considering his age and disability as he lies under the Central government’s notification where, prisoners above 60 years of age, who have served half their sentence were allowed to be released.

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The Counsel appearing for the petitioner submitted that Chautala has almost undergone entire incarceration, however, the Delhi Government has not granted any special remission to Chautala.

Chautala had been convicted in the matter of illegal recruitment of 3,206 junior teachers in 2013.

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