Tihar authorities to submit report on Ajay Chautala addressing rally
Posted on: 08:46 AM IST Feb 26, 2013
New Delhi: The Tihar Jail Superintendent will be submitting a report on former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala's son Ajay addressing a rally to his supporters over a phone from within the jail. The Indian National Lok Dal chief's family on Saturday put his call on loudspeaker and made him address a rally for five minutes.
The jail authorities are conducting an inquiry into jailed INLD leader Ajay Chautala allegedly addressing of public rally in Haryana through phone from the prison, a senior official said on Monday. "We are conducting a probe into the matter, as we need to verify the facts. We would get the report soon and necessary action would be taken if the allegations are found to be true," Vimla Mehra, Director General of Prisons said.
According to reports, Ajay, who is in Tihar Jail after being convicted and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in teachers scam case along with his father Om Prakash Chautala, received a call from his son Dushyant on Wednesday last who put him on speakerphone to address a rally in Sonepat. He allegedly spoke for five minutes.
According to jail officials, all the inmates are allowed to talk to their family every day for five minutes through phone but Chautala used it to update the crowd about his father's health. The father and son, along with eight others, are serving a 10-year jail term after being convicted by a Delhi court for their involvement in irregular appointment of teachers in 2000. One of the convict was sentenced to five years and 45 others were handed out four-year jail terms.
With Additional Inputs from PTI