Wednesday, 17 May 2017 09:30

INDIA'S JAILED FORMER MINISTER PASSES SCHOOL LEAVING EXAMINATIONS.

 

 

A former minister serving a jail term for corruption has passed India's school-leaving examinations.

A former minister serving a jail term for corruption has passed India's school-leaving examination at the age of 82.

Om Prakash Chautala, a four-term chief minister of the northern state of Haryana, sat the class 12 exams in Delhi's Tihar jail.

His son Abhay Chautala said his father had "decided to utilise his jail term more meaningfully".

OP Chautala has been convicted of wrongdoing over the hiring of teachers.

Mr Chautala and 54 others were convicted of forging documents to hire 3,206 teachers between 1999 and 2000.

Prosecutors said well-qualified candidates were rejected in favour of those who offered bribes for jobs.

Mr Chautala is the leader of the Indian National Lok Dal party and the son of former deputy prime minister Devi Lal.

 

 

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