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Delhi High Court grants bail to convict in teachers' recruitment scam

Thursday, 1 May 2014 - 9:37pm IST | Agency: PTI

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The Delhi High Court has granted bail to a convict in Junior Basic Teachers' recruitment scam case also involving former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala and his MLA-son Ajay Chautala.

A bench of Justice Siddharth Mridul granted bail to Narain Singh Ruhil on health grounds for a period of eight weeks and directed him to furnish a personal bond of Rs 25,000. "Upon verification conducted by the CBI at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, New Delhi, a status report has been filed. The same is taken on record. A perusal of the status report reveals that the applicant suffered a sudden paralytic attack due to which the left part of his body has got paralysed," the court said.

According to Ruhil, he was admitted to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital on April 21, 2014 and none of his family members was allowed to be with him. "In view of the medical condition of the applicant the present application is allowed. The sentence imposed upon the applicant is suspended for a period of eight weeks from the date of his release and he shall be released on his furnishing a personal bond in the sum of Rs 25,000 with one surety of the like amount...," Justice Mridul ordered.

Twenty of the total 55 convicts in the case have sought bail on various grounds.

On January 22, 2013, a special CBI court had convicted and sentenced Ajay Chautala, Om Prakash Chautala and eight others, including Vidya Dhar and Badshami, to 10 years jail term for illegally recruiting 3,206 junior teachers in the year 2000. 

Among other convicts, 44 have been sentenced to four years in jail and one to five-year jail term. 

All of them were held guilty of cheating, forgery, using fake documents as genuine, conspiracy under IPC and for abusing their official position under Prevention of Corruption Act.

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