NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Friday ordered INLD chief and former Haryana Chief Minster Om Prakash Chautala to surrender on Saturday in Tihar jail for misusing bail conditions by campaigning for Assembly polls, saying he cannot take the court for a ride.
The High Court made it clear that it would not entertain any plea on extension of time for surrender and said, “You (Chautala) cannot take the court for a ride and cannot be permitted to question the majesty, dignity and decorum of this court,” Justice Siddharth Mridul said trashing repeated submissions of senior advocates led by Ram Jethmalani that Chautala be allowed to remain out till October 17, the date fixed earlier for his surrender.
Chautala first turned up in the morning before Special CBI Judge Manu Rai Sethi at Tees Hazari district courts here in pursuance of a disproportionate assets case.
As soon as Jethmalani started his arguments, the judge interrupted him saying, “Do you think anything needs to be said now. The pictures speak a thousand words. He is an elderly gentleman and this court has been made to believe that he has been suffering from various ailments and hence, I had taken these things into consideration.