Former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala, who was serving a 10-year prison term in a teacher recruitment scam case, was released from the Tihar Jail here on Friday.
The 86-year-old Chautala, who was already out on parole, reached Tihar on Friday to complete formalities after which he was released from jail, jail officials said. Director General of Delhi Prisons, Sandeep Goel, said, “After necessary formalities, Chautala has been released”.
Chautala was jailed in 2013 in connection with the teacher recruitment scam case. He was on emergency parole since March 26, 2020, due to the Covid pandemic and was scheduled to surrender on February 21, 2021. However, his parole had been extended by the high court.
O P Chautala, his son Ajay Chautala, and 53 others, including IAS officer Sanjiv Kumar, were also convicted and sentenced in the case of illegal recruitment of 3,206 junior basic teachers in 2000.