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JBT Teachers’ Recruitment Scam: Chautala and Son sentenced 10 years in Prison

Jan 23, 2013 12:06 IST

The Delhi Court on 22 January 2013 sentenced 10 years in prison for the former Chief Minister of Haryana and the leader of the National Lok Dal (INLD) Om Prakash Chautala and his Son Ajay Singh Chautala, who is an MLA from Dabwali constituency. The two along with 53 others have been sentenced for their alleged involvement in the Junior Basic Trained (JBT) teachers’ recruitment scam in which 3,206 JBT teachers were recruited illegally in the state in the year 2000.

Vinod Kumar, the special CBI judge after found all the accused guilty of forgery, use of fake documents as genuine, cheating, conspiracy under the IPC and abuse of the official position under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Among the convicted, there exists the name of two IAS officers Sanjiv Kumar, the then Director in the Directorate of Primary Education and Vidya Dhar, Chautala's former Officer on Special Duty and both of them have been sentenced with 10 years of imprisonment. The Political advisor to the then Haryana CM and MLA, Sher Singh Badshami was also sentenced with 10 years of imprisonment. Among the other 50 convicted, one was sentenced for five years in jail and the rest 49 have been sentenced with 4 years term in jail.

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