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DA case: Chautala's statement to be recorded on December 11

New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) A court here has said that it will record former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala’s statement as an accused in a disproportionate assets case on December 11 after concluding prosecution evidence in the case.

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge Manoj Jain has in his order on November 9 fixed December 11 for recording Chautala’s statement in the case.

In the order, released on Thursday, the court has allowed the CBI plea to close the prosecution evidence in the case.

The court has also ordered to take Chautala into custody after he withdrew his personal bond. The court also noted that Chautala’s surety is not willing to continue the bond further.

The court cancelled the bond and sent Chautala to judicial custody till December 11, the next date fixed for hearing.

The agency had registered three separate disproportionate assets cases against Chautala and his two sons Ajay and Abhay on a complaint by Haryana Congress leader Shamsher Singh Surjewala.

On March 26, 2010, the CBI chargesheeted Chautala for allegedly possessing assets worth Rs 6.09 crore, far exceeding his legal income between 1993 and 2006.

Chautala’s wealth was 189 per cent more than his income of Rs 3.22 crore during the period, the CBI alleged.

In another case, relating to the recruitment of 3,206 junior basic teachers in Haryana in 2000, Chautala was awarded 10 years in jail. He is currently lodged in prison.

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