NEW DELHI: The CBI has requested the Delhi High Court for an urgent hearing on Monday on its plea seeking immediate cancellation of bail to former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala over alleged violation of conditions.
The plea had made a special mention for an urgent hearing for cancellation of bail to Chautala, who was granted relief on medical grounds in May this year. The CBI requested the High Court for an early hearing and in view of holidays in the court, the matter is likely to be listed before a vacation Bench on Monday.
The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) chief had been participating in election rallies in Haryana which goes to polls on October 15.
The former Chief Minister was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in jail in a teachers’ recruitment scam case last year and was granted bail to undergo medical treatment. Following repeated violations of bail conditions, which were brought to the notice of the court by the Central Bureau of Investigation, Om Prakash Chautala had volunteered on September 26 that he would surrender after which he was directed to surrender on October 17.
He had volunteered to surrender as the court was about to order the constitution of a medical board of All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) doctors to consider the necessity of keeping him hospitalised.
The investigating agency had informed the court that Chautala addressed a rally at Jind in Haryana on September 25.
The Delhi High Court had on Friday issued a notice to the CBI on a petition seeking immediate cancellation of Chautala’s bail on the grounds that he would misuse the grace period of 17 days given to him to surrender by taking part in campaigning.