Thursday, 17 January 2013

Recruitment scam: Ex-Haryana CM Om Prakash Chautala convicted, arrested

NEW DELHI: Former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala, his MLA-son Ajay Chautala and 53 others were convicted on Wednesday by a Delhi court for the illegal recruitment of over 3000 junior basic trained (JBT) teachers in the state. 

After the court pronounced its judgement, all the convicts were taken into judicial custody. The court has fixed January 22 for pronouncing the quantum of sentence. 

Special CBI Judge Vinod Kumar held Chautala, his son and others guilty of offences under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA). 

Out of the initial 62 accused, six had died during the trial while one had been discharged by the court at the time of framing of charges.

Recrutement scam is also prevalent at NIPER Adhoc appointment of two Professors, Registrar, Asst. Professor and Medical Officer are done for illegal gratification. Some body should go to judicial custody. 

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