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JBT scam: Delhi HC extends interim bail of Ajay Chautala

Delhi high court on Wednesday extended till February 19 the interim bail of Ajay Chautala who along with former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in the teachers recruitment scam case. 

A special bench of Justice Siddharth Mridul extended Ajay Chautala’s bail till February 19 on medical grounds. 

Indian National Lok Dal chief OP Chautala had surrendered in Tihar Jail here on October 11 last year, a day after the high court cancelled his interim bail for flouting bail conditions by campaigning for his party in assembly polls.  On July 11 last year, the high court had reserved its verdict on the appeals of 55 convicts, including Chautala and his son Ajay, in the case. 

On January 22, 2013, a special CBI court had convicted and sentenced Chautalas and eight others to 10-year jail term each for illegally recruiting 3,206 junior teachers in 2000. Among other convicts, 44 were sentenced to four years in jail and one to five years. All of them were held guilty of cheating, forgery, using fake documents as genuine, conspiracy under IPC and of abusing their official position under Prevention of Corruption Act. 
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