Quantum of sentence to be awarded today to Chautala in DA case

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Quantum of sentence to be awarded today to Chautala in DA case

Friday, 27 May 2022 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

A Delhi court will pronounce on Friday its decision on the quantum of sentence to be awarded to the 87-year-old Om Prakash Chautala, former Haryana Chief Minister, in a Disproportionate Assets (DA) case.

Meanwhile, Chautala had urged the court to grant him minimum punishment, citing medical ailments and old age.

Special Judge Vikas Dhull on Thursday heard the arguments from the counsels for CBI as well as Chautala who was convicted in the case of acquiring disproportionate assets from 1993 to 2006.

The CBI, meanwhile, sought maximum punishment for the convict, saying it would send a message to society. The agency further said that Chautala was not having clean antecedents since it was the second case in which he has been convicted. The court had last week convicted Chautala and said the accused had failed to satisfactorily account for such dis-proportionality by proving his source of income or means by way of which, he acquired assets during this period.

The CBI had filed the case in 2005, and a charge sheet was filed on March 26, 2010, accusing him of amassing assets disproportionate to his legitimate income, between 1993 and 2006.

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