Om Prakash Chautala Case: In the disproportionate assets case, former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala has finally been sentenced today. He had got 189 percent more assets than his income.
Chandigarh: Former Haryana CM Om Prakash Chautala has been sentenced to four years imprisonment by the Rouse Avenue Court of Delhi in the disproportionate assets case. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 50 lakh on Chautala. After this decision, his son Abhay Chautala has said that he is not satisfied with the court's decision.
Will go to High Court: Abhay Chautala
While pronouncing the sentence in this case, the court said that four of his properties will be attached. At the same time, Abhay Chautala has said that he will file an appeal against this decision in the High Court on Monday. Special Judge Vikas Dhul convicted him on May 21 under different sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Case registered in 2006
During the hearing of the case, the court found that he had acquired assets worth more than 100 times the income. The matter dragged on for 16 years in court. A case was registered regarding this matter in 2006. Chautala had amassed this immense wealth while being the Chief Minister of Haryana.
CBI had demanded strict punishment
The CBI had demanded the harshest punishment for Chautala. At the same time, Chautala's lawyer has appealed for leniency in punishment for his ill health and good behaviour. His lawyer had said that Chautala has a lung infection, he cannot even change clothes by himself. They also need someone's help to go anywhere. The lawyer claimed that he is 90 percent disabled along with being ill, so he should be given relief in punishment.