In a disproportionate assets (DA) case, a Delhi court sentenced former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala to four years in prison 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 prisoner.
The judge also ordered the confiscation of four of his assets by the relevant authorities.
Last Monday, the court found Chautala guilty, stating that the accused had failed to adequately account for such disproportionality by showing his source of income or the means by which he acquired assets during this time.
Between 1993 and 2006, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed a case against him, and on March 26, 2010, a charge sheet was issued accusing him of amassing 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.