New Delhi: Former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala is expected to surrender to Tihar Jail authorities today, after the Delhi High Court cancelled his bail and ordered him to discontinue his political rallies.
Chautala was convicted in January last year for running a graft-laden scheme to recruit teachers for government institutions when he was in office in 1999. Chautala, the chief of the Indian National Lok Dal or INLD, was sentenced to 10 years in jail.
The CBI had sought cancellation of his bail and urged the court to bring forward his surrender date, which was earlier fixed for October 17.
The Delhi High Court has asked the jail authorities to take Chautala to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) after his surrender today, if they consider it necessary.
Chautala was first granted interim bail on May 21, 2013, and has been getting extension of bail on the ground that he was admitted in the intensive care unit of Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon due to poor health. The hospital, however, discharged him recently; since then, Chautala has been campaigning.
“If he is well enough to travel, well enough to address rallies, then he is well enough to surrender,” the court said.