78-year-old Chautala has been directed to surrender before Tihar Jail authorities on September 17. Referring to a report filed by All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) medical board, set up on the court's order, Justice Siddharth Mridul declined to extend Chautala's interim bail.
"In my view, no further hospitalization is required. I don't see any ground for extension of his interim bail. Accordingly, the application is dismissed. However, at the submission of petitioner's counsel, 10 days time is granted to surrender before jail authorities...The applicant is directed to surrender on September 17 before the jail authorities," Justice Mridul said.
The court referred to the medical board opinion in which it was said that, "Chautala does not need admission for his co-morbid condition (medical condition existing simultaneously but independently with another condition in a patient) and only requires a regular medical attention and follow up in the out-patient department".
The report also said these co-morbid conditions were present prior to his current hospitalization for pacemaker implantation. As per the report, Chautala has been undergoing rehabilitation and physiotherapy which are to be continued without hospitalization. Presently, hospitalization is not required, as such, the report also said.
Senior advocate UU Lalit, appearing for the INLD leader, argued that for the past three months he has not moved out of the hospital due to medical reasons and he needs constant medical care.
Chautala, his son Ajay Chautala and 53 others are serving varying jail terms in the Junior Basic Trained (JBT) teachers' recruitment scam.


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