New Delhi: Thousands of supporters of INLD Chief Om Prakash Chautala on Tuesday clashed with police which used batons and teargas to control them outside a court which is set to pronounce its sentence against the former Haryana Chief Minister and his son Ajay Chautala in the junior basic trained (JBT) teachers scam.
    
The supporters had gathered outside the complex in the early hours and clashed with police after it prevented them from entering the court complex. The police used batons and teargas to control the supporters.
    
Security has been tightened around the complex and entry has been restricted in the court. The court work was also affected and lawyers faced problems getting in.

JBT scam: Chautalas to be sentenced today

A Delhi court will pronounce its order on sentence against former Haryana Chief Minister O P Chautala, his son Ajay Chautala and 53 others guilty of illegally recruiting 3,206 junior basic trained (JBT) teachers in the state in the year 2000 on Tuesday.

Special CBI Judge Vinod Kumar on Monday concluded hearing the arguments on the quantum of sentence.

Meanwhile, 78-year-old Om Prakash Chautala, the chief of Indian National Lok Dal who was held as the "main conspirator" by the court, has urged that he be allowed two assistants in G B Pant Hospital, where he is currently admitted following complaints of chest pain.

The court has asked the Superintendent of Tihar Jail to inform it whether Chautala was provided any such assistance while his stay in jail post-conviction.

The court had on January 16 held Om Prakash Chautala, Ajay Chautala and 53 others guilty of illegally recruiting 3,206 junior basic trained (JBT) teachers in the state in the year 2000.

They have all been held guilty of cheating, forgery, using fake documents as genuine, conspiracy under the IPC and for abusing their official position under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

(JPN/Agencies)

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