New Delhi, August 3

The Delhi Excessive Court docket on Wednesday suspended the sentence of former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala until the pendency of the enchantment in a disproportionate property (DA) case. Chautala just lately had moved an enchantment difficult the trial court docket order which had sentenced him to 4 years of imprisonment.

Justice Yogesh Khanna on Wednesday launched the order copy acknowledged that “contemplating the age of the appellant being 88 years and that in any case, admittedly, he has spent about one yr and 6 months in custody as per nominal roll dated July 21, 2022, and additional that in any case, he remained in custody even after his bail bonds have been accepted within the current matter”.

“Thus because the enchantment could take a while to come back on board for listening to, therefore protecting the query of profit underneath Part 428 Cr.P.C. to be determined together with the enchantment, the sentence of the appellant/applicant is suspended until the pendency of the current enchantment”, mentioned the Court docket On Monday, the court docket had saved the order reserved and mentioned will the suitable order. Senior Advocate N Hariharan and Senior Advocate Sunil Dalal appeared for the OP Chautala on Monday. Advocate Anupam Sharma appeared for CBI within the case and opposed the suspension of sentence plea moved by OP Chautala.

Earlier OP Chautala had filed a writ petition earlier than Delhi Excessive Court docket by way of Advocate Amit Sahni submitting that his custody is already over and that his additional custody is illegal. Division Bench of Delhi Excessive Court docket had directed the counsel of Chautala to file further paperwork earlier than the Single Bench, the place his enchantment is pending adjudication.

On Could 27, 2022, the Rouse Avenue Court docket of Delhi ordered 4 years imprisonment to Om Prakash Chautala, additionally ordered to confiscate 4 properties of him and likewise imposed a fantastic of Rupees 50 lakh.

In line with the CBI’s FIR accused Om Prakash Chautala, whereas functioning as Chief Minister of Haryana in the course of the interval from July 24, 1999, to March 5, 2005, in collusion together with his members of the family and others, gathered property, immovable and movable, disproportionate to his identified lawful sources of earnings, in his identify, within the names of his members of the family and others to the extent of Rs 1,467 crores.

FIR additional acknowledged that the accused gathered huge wealth and invested the identical all through the nation within the form of 1000’s of acres of land, multi complexes, palatial residential homes, motels, farmhouses, enterprise businesses, petrol pumps and different investments other than investments in international international locations.

FIR additionally acknowledged that 43 immovable properties in all, other than money and jewelry have been gathered. Aside from 43 alleged properties listed within the FIR, further properties have been additionally suspected to be of the accused household.

An investigation with regard to further properties was additionally performed for ascertaining the hyperlink of the accused household with the mentioned properties.

The chargesheet filed within the matter after the conclusion of the investigation acknowledged that accused OP Chautala had acquired property, each immovable and movable, which have been disproportionate to his identified supply of earnings.

The disproportionate property have been calculated to be Rs 6,09,79,026 (Rupees Six Crores 9 Lacs Seventy 9 Thousand and Twenty Six solely) and the proportion of DA (Disproportionate Belongings) was 189.11 per cent of his identified sources of earnings.

Accordingly, CBI had chargesheeted the accused for the offence underneath Part 13(1)(e) learn with 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Aside from the cost sheet filed towards the accused OP Chautala, the CBI had filed two extra cost sheets arising out of the current FIR, towards the sons of the accused i.e. Abhay Singh Chautala and Ajay Singh Chautala and others, that are being tried individually.

Om Prakash Chautala is a former Chief Minister of Haryana from the Indian Nationwide Lok Dal and son of sixth Deputy Prime Minister Chaudhary Devi Lal. ANI 

 


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