THEN CHIEF MINISTER OF HARYANA; HIS SON & THEN MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT; TWO IAS OFFICERS; THEN POLITICAL ADVISOR TO CM AND 50 OTHER THEN OFFICIALS OF EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, HARYANA CONVICTED IN A CASE RELATING TO IRREGULARITIES IN APPOINTMENT OF JBT TEACHERS IN HARYANA

Press Release
New Delhi , 16.01.2013

            The Special Judge for CBI Cases, Rohini, Delhi has today convicted Shri Om Prakash Chautala, the then CM, Haryana; his son Shri Ajay Singh Chautala, then Member of Parliament(MP); Shri Vidya Dhar, IAS, then OSD to CM of Haryana; Shri Sher Singh Badshami, the then Political Advisor to the CM, Haryana; Shri Sanjeev Kumar, IAS, the then Director, Primary Education, Haryana and 50 other then officials of Education Department of Haryana in a case relating to irregularities in appointment of JBT Teachers in Haryana.

 

            Pursuant to the directions of Hon'ble Supreme Court dated 25.11.2003 in Writ Petition Crl No. 93 of 2003 relating to matter of Sanjiv Kumar V/s State of Haryana on the allegation of irregularities in appointment of Junior Basic Trained Teachers by the Government of Haryana in the year 1999-2000, CBI had registered a Preliminary Enquiry(PE). On the basis of findings in the said Preliminary Enquiry, a regular case was registered on 24.05.2004 u/s 120B r/w 420, 467, 468 & 471 and 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act 1988 against the then officer on Special Duty (OSD) to the Chief Minister Haryana; then Political Advisor to CM, Haryana; then Chairpersons & Members of the District level Selection Committee constituted for the posts of JBT teachers in the Districts of Ambala, Bhiwani, Faridabad, Fatehabad, Gurgaon, Jhajjar, Jind, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Mahindergarh, Panchkula, Panipat, Rohtak, Rewari, Sirsa, Sonepat & Yamunanagar ; and other persons.

 

            Investigation by the CBI established that the appointments of 3032 teachers were made on the basis a fraudulently prepared Second Set of Interview Lists prepared at the behest of the then CM; his son, who was the then Member of Parliament; the then OSD to the CM; the then Political Advisor to CM; the then Director, Primary Education and others. Original set of List of Interview Marks of the candidates on basis of which appointments ought to have been made were also revealed during investigation.

 

            After thorough investigation, CBI filed a charge Sheet on 06.06.2008 against the then OSD to CM of Haryana; the then Political advisor to the Chief Minister, Haryana; the then Director Primary Education, Haryana; the then CM, Haryana; then Member of Parliament and 57 other then officials of Haryana, u/s 120B r/w 420, 467, 468, 471 of IPC & Section 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act 1988.

 

            Cognizance on the Charge Sheet was taken on 16.07.2008. Charges were framed on 23.07.2011 against 61 accused persons by the Special Judge, CBI Cases, Rohini. One retired official of Education Department, Haryana was discharged. Defence evidence concluded on 04.08.2012. Final Arguments concluded on 17.12.2012. During trial, 6 accused persons, all retired officials of Education Department, Haryana were expired. The CBI produced 68 witnesses during trial.

 

            The Court is expected to pronounce the sentence next week.

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