Former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala was sentenced to four years in prison in a disproportionate assets (DA) case by a Delhi court on Friday. In the matter of obtaining disproportionate assets from 1993 to 2006, Special Judge Vikas Dhull additionally imposed a fine of Rs 50 lakh on the defendant. Four of his properties were also ordered to be seized by the government.
Last Monday, the court found Chautala guilty, stating that the accused had failed to adequately account for such disproportionality by demonstrating his source of income or the means by which he acquired assets during this time.
About the case:
Between 1993 and 2006, the CBI filed a case against him, and on March 26, 2010, a charge sheet was issued accusing him of acquiring assets disproportionate to his legitimate income.
Om Prakash Chautala, according to the CBI’s FIR, accumulated assets, immovable and movable, disproportionate to his known lawful sources of income, in his name and in the names of his family members while serving as Chief Minister of Haryana from July 24, 1999 to March 5, 2005, in collusion with his family members and others.
The disproportionate assets were estimated to be worth Rs 6.09 crore, or 189.11% of his reported income.