NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday chargesheeted the former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, his son and MP Ajay Chautala, two IAS officers and 56 others in connection with a scam in appointment of over 3,000 junior basic teachers in the State during 1999-2000.

Sanjiv Kumar, an IAS officer, and Vidyadhar, the then Chief Minister’s Officer on Special Duty, are the civil servants named in the charge sheet, which was filed in a designated court.

Earlier, the CBI clarified before the Supreme Court that it would go ahead with the prosecution without securing sanction from the Governor and the Lok Sabha Speaker.

The CBI charged the father-son duo with having used forged documents to appoint 3,206 teachers. The self-proclaimed whistle-blower, Sanjiv Kumar, was also found not above board by the CBI and was chargesheeted.

The CBI on February 17, 2005 carried out searches at 16 places and claimed to have unearthed assets to the tune of Rs. 80.33 lakh acquired by the IAS officer in his own name and in the names of his family members. Most of the assets, acquired during April 1, 1998-March 31, 2003, were disproportionate to the known sources of his income, the agency said.

The CBI registered the case under Section 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 420 (cheating), 467 (forgery), 468 (forgery for the purpose of cheating), and 471 (using as genuine a forged document) of the Indian Penal Code, and Section 13(2) r/w 13(1) (d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

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