The former Haryana CEO Om Prakash Chautala was released from Tihar Jail here on Friday, after completing due formalities, who served a ten-year jail term in a case involving recruitment teachers, officials of the prison said.
The 86-year-old Chautala, who was already out of prison, reached Tihar on Friday, after completing his formalities, they said. Sandeep Goel, Director General of Delhi Prisons, said: “He (Chautala) has been released after necessary formalities.”
Last month, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Delhi’s Government issued a special six-month remission to those who served their ten-year prison sentence nine and a half years ago..
He was eligible to leave prison, according to officials since Chautala had served his sentence nine years and nine months. In the 2013 Teacher Recruitment Scam Case, Chautala has been imprisoned.
As a result of Covid’s pandemic, his emergency release was 26 March 2020, and on 21 February 2021 his surrender was scheduled.
However, a senior prison officer said earlier that his parole had been extended to the High Court. He had two months and 27 days left as of February 21, and the time was considered to have been transferred.
In the case that 3207 junior basic teachers were recruited illegally in 2000, O P Chautala, his son Ajay Chautala and 53 others including IAS officer Sanjiv Kumar were convicted. They were all sentenced by a special court of CBI in January 2013 to different prison terms.