Delhi CBI Special Court: A special CBI court in Delhi has convicted former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala in the disproportionate assets case. He will be sentenced in this case on May 26. In 2006, the CBI had registered a case in the disproportionate assets case. The CBI in its charge sheet had said that OP Chautala earned 189 percent more money than his income.
A top CBI official said that during the investigation of a case against Chautala and his associates, they were found to have disproportionate assets. After preliminary investigation, the CBI had registered a disproportionate assets case against Chautala, his family members and others on April 3, 2006.
What is the charge against OP Chautala?
In this case, it was alleged that while being the Chief Minister of Haryana, he made movable and immovable assets more than his income between 24 July 1999 to 5 March 2005. These disproportionate assets were in the name of Chautala family and others.
After investigation by the CBI, on 26 March 2010, the charge sheet against Om Prakash Chautala and others in the disproportionate assets case was presented before the special CBI court. During this period, Chautala earned 189 percent more money than his income, this money was more than Rs 6 crore.
When will the court announce the sentence?
The trial of this case started in the CBI court and after the hearing, the court framed the charges against the accused. In the hearing that followed, both the parties and the opposition presented their respective arguments in front of the court. After hearing the arguments of both the sides, the court found former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala guilty in the disproportionate assets case, accepting the evidence presented by the CBI as correct. The court will announce the sentence in this case in the coming week on May 26.