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10-year sentence for O P Chautala & son, 4 others

10-year sentence for O P Chautala & son, 4 others
The court, which modified the trial court order on the quantum of sentence and awarded two-year jail term to 50 other convicts, asked Ajay Chautala, son of the 80-year-old Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) chief and former Chief Minister, and few others to surrender today before the prison authorities to serve the remaining sentence.

Justice Siddharth Mridul, in his 400-page verdict, said, “the facts of the present case as unfurled by the overwhelming evidence led by the prosecution at trial reveal a shocking and spine-chilling state of affairs prevalent in our country.”

The bench, while upholding conviction and 10 year jail term to Chautala and others including whistleblower IAS officer Sanjiv Kumar, said “an ingenious employment scam spanning across 18 districts of State of Haryana was given effect to by persons at the helm of power and the entire bureaucratic machinery fell prey to its satanic influence”. Before pronouncing the verdict in a packed courtroom, the judge said “so, this is the end of the road. I can tell you that all the appeals have been dismissed.”
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