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Chautala shifted to Gurgaon hospital for heart surgery

May 23, 2013 22:40 IST

Former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, who is serving jail term for his involvement in teachers recruitment scam, was Thursday shifted from RamManoharLohiaHospital to a private hospital in Gurgaon for undergoing pacemaker implant surgery.

He was granted an interim bail for six weeks by the Delhi high court on medical grounds two days ago.

78-year-old Chautala, chief of Indian National Lok Dal, along with 54 others, is serving jail term in the 2000 Junior Basic Trained Teachers recruitment scam.

On January 22, the trial court had convicted and sentenced Chautala and nine others, including his son Ajay Chautala, to 10 years jail term for illegally recruiting 3,206 junior teachers in 2000.

Among other convicts, 44 have been sentenced to four years in jail and one was sentenced to a five-year jail term in the case.

All of them were held guilty of cheating, forgery, using fake documents as genuine, conspiracy under the IPC and for abusing their official position under the Prevention of Corruption Act. 

Image: Om Prakash Chautala

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