JBT scam convict gets bail to attend daughter's wedding

JBT scam convict gets bail to attend daughter's wedding

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday granted interim bail to one of the 55 persons convicted and sentenced along with former Haryana chief minister O P Chautala in the teacher recruitment scam case, to attend the marriage ceremony of her daughter.

“I deem it a fit case to suspend the sentence for the period of five weeks on furnishing of personal bond of Rs 25,000 with surety of like amount,” Justice Mukta Gupta said.

Rekha Sharma, who was a senior lecturer in a District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) in 1999-2000, was sentenced to four years’ jail term on January 22.

She had moved the high court seeking bail to solemnise her daughter’s marriage, which is scheduled for February 6.

A special CBI court had sentenced Indian National Lok Dal chief Om Prakash Chautala, his son Ajay Chautala and eight others to 10 years in jail while one convict was sentenced to five years in jail and 45 others to four years in jail.

On January 16, the court had held 78-year-old former Haryana CM guilty of illegally recruiting 3,206 junior basic trained (JBT) teachers in the state in 2000.