Om Prakash Chautala: Rise, fall, rise and downfall

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"However, further investigation revealed the involvement of Chautala to be true. Similarly, Sanjiv Kumar was petitioner in his writ and has presented himself to be a victim and had called himself a whistleblower," the judgment said, adding that this appears to be the reason for him not being named as an accused.

The judge also showed some leniency towards the CBI as the probe was launched three years after the scam, which he said could result in "limitations". "However... I would say the investigation was fair and there is nothing on record that it was biased...for any reasons including the political one," he said.

SCAM TO SENTENCE

Nov 1999: Posts of 3,206 junior basic trained teachers advertised by

OP Chautala govt

April 2000: Rajni Sekhri Sibal appointed director, primary education

July 2000: Sanjiv Kumar made director, allegedly on understanding (CBI chargesheet) that he would do the bidding of the Chautalas in the appointments

June 2003: Sanjiv Kumar moves Supreme Court alleging corruption in appointments; he has apparently fallen apart with the Chautalas

November 2003: CBI probe ordered

December 2003: CBI preliminary inquiry

May 2004: CBI opens case against Chautala, son Ajay, govt officials Vidya Dhar, Sher Singh Barshami, others

February 2005: CBI books Sanjiv Kumar in disproportionate assets case, puts him under scanner in JBT scam

May 2008: CBI concludes appointments were made on basis of a fraudulently prepared second set of interview scores

June 2008: CBI charge-sheet in special court

July 2011: Charges framed against 61 accused, a 62nd is discharged

January 2013: Chautala, Ajay, Dhar, Badshami and 51 others convicted by Delhi CBI court; other six have died

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