The Delhi High Court on Friday directed former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, convicted in the teachers' recruitment scam case, to surrender before the jail authorities on Saturday. After being released on interim bail on medical grounds earlier, he was addressing a series of political rallies for the State Assembly elections.
Mr. Chautala, dressed in white kurta and dhoti and wearing a green headgear, appeared in a packed courtroom on the directions of Justice Siddharth Mridul. Senior advocate Ram Jethmalani, appearing for the Indian National Lok Dal supremo, said he was not well and sought time for surrender in jail.
Justice Mridul directed that Mr. Chautala be taken to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for medical treatment, after he surrenders, if the jail authorities and Medical Superintendent find it necessary.
Mr. Chautala was sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment in the case by a CBI special court here last year in the case of corruption in the appointment of junior basic teachers in Haryana in 2000.