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Chautala surrenders, sent to Tihar jail


New Delhi, Oct 11 :

Former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala surrendered to Tihar Jail authorities here Saturday and was sent to Jail No. 2 after a medical check-up.

omprakash chautalaThis follows the Delhi High Court’s Friday directive to Chautala, also the Indian National Lok Dal chief, that he address no more political rallies in Haryana, which goes to polls Oct 15, and surrender Saturday.

Chautala was present in court after it Thursday sought his personal appearance as the Central Bureau of Investigation sought cancellation of his bail and bringing forward of his surrender date, earlier fixed for Oct 17.

“I am pained and disappointed with Chautala’s act. Now that he is discharged from hospital, he should surrender,” said Justice Siddharth Mridul on the conduct on Chautala, who was granted bail on medical grounds May 21, 2013 and was getting extensions for the same reason, but has been actively holding rallies in Haryana.

Chautala has been out on bail after being sentenced on Jan 22, 2013 to 10 years in prison in the teachers’ recruitment scam case. On Sep 26, the high court cancelled the interim bail granted to Chautala on medical ground and asked him to surrender Oct 17.