Teachers scam: Haryana to examine court order

Chandigarh, Jan 23 (IANS) Haryana will examine the judgment of the CBI court in Delhi on the teachers' recruitment scam in the state before deciding the fate of over 3,200 teachers, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said here Wednesday.

Hooda's remarks came a day after the special court sentenced former Haryana chief minister and Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) president Om Prakash Chautala, son Ajay Chautala and seven others to 10 years jail each for illegally recruiting 3,200 junior basic trained (JBT) teachers in 1999-2000.

One convict was given five years and 45 others four years in jail.

The state government was awaiting a copy of the Central Bureau of Investigation court judgment and would decide the fate of the controversially recruited teachers after examining all legal provisions, Hooda said.

"We will examine the judgment and take a decision," Hooda said.

Chautala, 78, was convicted on charges of bribery and tampering with the list of selected candidates. The recruitment scam took place when Chautala was Haryana chief minister in 1999-2000.

Special CBI Judge Vinod Kumar last week convicted 55 of the 62 people accused in the scam.

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