New Delhi, 3 June-2014(IANS): The Delhi High Court on Tuesday granted three weeks’ interim bail to former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala to perform the last rites of his younger brother. Pratap Singh Chautala died on June 1. A division bench of Justice Kailash Gambhir and Justice VK Shali, after going through the status report filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), allowed Chautala’s bail plea and asked him to furnish a personal bond of Rs 5 lakh and two sureties of like amount.
Moving the bail application, Chautala, chief of the Indian National Lok Dal, pleaded that his younger brother died on June 1 and that he, being the eldest member in the family, has to conduct the final rites.
A special CBI court in the capital on January 22, 2013 sentenced Chautala, his son Ajay Chautala and eight others to 10 years in jail. One convict was sentenced to five years in jail, while 45 others were each handed out four-year jail terms in the case.
Chautala and the other accused were found guilty of illegally recruiting 3,206 junior basic trained teachers in Haryana in 2000.