Former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala released form jail
New Delhi : Former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, who was jailed for 10 years over his alleged involvement in the teacher recruitment scam, on Friday walked out of Tihar jail.
The 86-year-old Chautala, who was already out on parole, reached Tihar on Friday to complete formalities after which he was released from jail, they said.
Director General (Delhi Prisons), Sandeep Goel, said, “After necessary formalities, he (Chautala) has been released”.
Last month, Delhi government had cut short serving term to nine and a half years for those who were lodged for 10 years under the COVID-19 pandemic act.
According to officials, since Chautala has already served nine years and nine months of his sentence, he was eligible to get out of prison.
Mr. Om Prakash Chautala was jailed in 2013 over his involvement in the teacher recruitment scam. He was on emergency parole since March 26, 2020, due to the Covid pandemic and was scheduled to surrender on February 21, 2021.
As on February 21, he had two months and 27 days of jail time left which has been counted as remitted.