New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday sought CBI's response on former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala's plea seeking extension of his interim bail on medical grounds.
Justice Siddharth Mridul issued notice to CBI and sought its response by July 4 on Chautala's application for extension of his interim bail, saying his pacemaker implantation was done on June 3 and the doctor had advised him to come for regular checkups for three months. He was granted interim bail on May 21 and it expires on July 4.
In his application, Chautala said, "He continues to be in a fragile state of health, besides being severely handicapped by various disabilities. He required constant extra care during the period of three months and constant follow up. He requires a clean and stress free environment."
Chautala, chief of Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), along with 54 others, was awarded jail term in the 2000 teachers' recruitment scam and was later granted interim bail for six weeks by the high court to undergo the pacemaker implant.
The 78-year-old leader also sought court's permission to visit his native village Chautala in Haryana. "It is prayed that the interim bail granted to appellant (Chautala) be suitably extended and he may be permitted to reside with his family at his native village Chautala in Sirsa district of Haryana after discharge from the hospital," he said in the plea.
Chautala is undergoing treatment at Medanta Medicity Hospital in Gurgaon. Apart from heart ailment, he said he is also suffering from several old-age problems.
Chautala has moved the high court challenging his conviction and 10-year jail term awarded in the Junior Basic Trained (JBT) teachers case.