Former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala’s 10-year sentence, imprisoned in the Junior Basic Teacher (JBT) recruitment scam, was completed on Tuesday night. The Tihar Jail administration gave this information to Chautala’s lawyer Amit Sahni. Then the lawyer told that Chautala’s sentence has been completed. While on parole, he is out of jail, but he will be officially released once some paperwork is completed.
Former Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala was sentenced to 10 years in jail in 2013 in the JBT recruitment scam. In the year 2018, the central government had made a new rule that such male prisoners of 60 years or more, who have completed half their sentence, will be released under the special amnesty scheme. Please tell that Omprakash Chautala is the grandfather of Haryana Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala. Dushyant has separated from INLD and formed JJP, while Omprakash is still with INLD.
Former Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala had filed a petition in the Delhi High Court on the basis of the rule that his sentence of more than 5 years has been completed. His age is also 89 years. He was 60 per cent disabled in April 2013 and has been more than 70 per cent disabled since the pacemaker was installed in June 2013.
He has been sentenced to seven years in a corruption case. In this way they are fulfilling all the conditions of early release as fixed by the central government. So now his punishment should be pardoned. They are being released under this rule.
What was JBT scam?
- Advertisement for 3206 teacher posts was released in Haryana in November 1999.
- In April 2000, Rajni Shekhar Sibal was appointed as the Director of Primary Education.
- In July 2000, Rajni Shekhar was removed from the post and Sanjeev Kumar was made the director.
- The recruitment process was completed in December 2000 and JBT teachers were appointed in 18 districts.
- In June 2003, Sanjeev Kumar took the matter to the Supreme Court citing rigging in this case.
- In November 2003, the Supreme Court ordered the CBI to investigate.
- The CBI started the investigation in May 2004.
- Charges framed against all the accused in July 2011
- The trial of the case was completed in December 2012.
- On 16 January 2013, 55 were convicted including Omprakash Chautala and his son Ajay Chautala.
- Sentenced to 10 years on January 22.