New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the city government to consider, within a week, former Haryana Chief Minister O.P. Chautala’s plea seeking parole.
Justice A.K. Chawla asked the government to communicate its decision to him immediately thereafter.
The court was hearing Chautala’s plea seeking parole for a period of three months as his wife is critically ill and admitted in a hospital.
Chautala’s counsel N. Hariharan and lawyer Amit Sahni told the court that as per the Parole and Furlough Guidelines, of the Delhi Prison Rules, a convict is entitled to avail parole twice a year for eight weeks and as Chautala has not availed parole for more than one year, he is entitled to be released on parole.
Chautala and his elder son Ajay were convicted in the JBT (junior basic teacher) recruitment scam in January 2013 by a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here and sentenced to 10 years in prison.