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Da Case: Delhi Hc suspends sentence of ex-cm Chautala | Chandigarh News

Chandigarh: In a reprieve granted to INLD supremo and former Chief Minister of Haryana, OP Chautala, the Delhi High Court has suspended his sentence pending his appeal against his conviction in a criminal case. disproportionate assets (DA). With that, Chautala would be able to walk free from prison.
The Bench of Justice Yogesh Khanna of the Delhi High Court issued the order while allowing Chautala’s application to have his sentence suspended. The former CM is currently being held in Tihar prison after being convicted in the case on May 27.
“Whereas the appellant’s age is 88 and that in any event, certainly, he spent approximately one year and six months in detention according to the civil status dated July 21, 2022 and that in any event, he remained in detention even after his bonds had been accepted in the present case; thus, as the appeal may take some time to be heard, thus leaving the issue of benefit under Section 428 CrPC to be decided with the appeal, the appellant’s sentence is suspended until at the end of this appeal,” the judge observed while awarding relief to Chautala.
On May 27, a special broadcast CCR The Delhi court had sentenced Chautala to a four-year prison term for acquiring assets worth Rs 2.81 crores beyond his known sources of income.
The court also fined him Rs 50 lakh, of which Rs 5 lakh would be paid to CBI to cover expenses incurred for the prosecution/investigations. The court also ordered the confiscation of four properties belonging to Chautala.
The 88-year-old leader was released from Tihar prison in July last year after serving his 10-year sentence in the teacher recruitment scam. The octogenarian leader has been given a second prison sentence in the Disproportionate Assets (DA) case.
A case was filed against Chautala and others on April 3, 2006, over allegations that during his tenure from July 1999 to March 2005 as Chief Minister of Haryana, in collusion with members of his family and others, had accumulated property, real and personal, disproportionate to his known sources of income, in his name and on behalf of his family members and others.