The Delhi excessive court docket on Wednesday suspended a four-year sentence given to former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala throughout the pendency of his attraction in opposition to the conviction in a disproportionate belongings (DA) case.

Whereas granting bail to the 88-year-old politician, the court docket mentioned the suspension of sentence is topic to the cost of a positive of 50 lakh imposed by the trial court docket and execution of a private bond of 5 lakh with one surety of like quantity.

Justice Yogesh Khanna mentioned Chautala admittedly spent about one 12 months and 6 months in custody and the attraction may take a while to return on board for a listening to.

The court docket mentioned though Chautala was granted bail within the current case and furnished the bail bonds, he remained in custody and was by no means launched from jail due to the sentence awarded in one other case.

On Could 27, the trial court docket convicted Chautala and awarded a four-year jail time period to him whereas additionally imposing a positive of 50 lakh for buying disproportionate belongings from 1993 to 2006. Throughout his keep in Tihar jail, he had turn into the oldest inmate within the jail.

“The sentence of the appellant/applicant (Chautala) is suspended until the pendency of the current attraction, topic to cost of a positive of 50.00 Lacs as imposed by the realized Trial Court docket and in addition on his executing a private bond of Rs.5.00 Lacs with one surety of like quantity to the satisfaction of the realized Trial Court docket. The appellant shall not go to overseas besides with the permission of the realized Trial Court docket (sic),” mentioned the court docket in its order.

The excessive court docket had reserved an order earlier this week on a plea by Chautala searching for suspension of the four-year sentence imposed on him in connection together with his conviction within the case.

The CBI had filed the case in 2005, and a cost sheet was filed on March 26, 2010, accusing him of amassing belongings disproportionate to his respectable earnings, between 1993 and 2006.

In response to the CBI’s FIR Chautala had gathered belongings, immovable and movable, disproportionate to his recognized lawful sources of earnings, in his identify and within the names of his relations throughout his tenure as chief from July 24, 1999, to March 5, 2005.

(With inputs from agencie)

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