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Teachers recruitment scam case: Chautala’s supporters create chaos at Rohini court

New Delhi, Jan.17 (ANI): Thousands of Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) supporters created chaos outside the Rohini court complex here on Thursday, soon after former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala arrived in the jail van prior to the hearing of arguments on his sentencing in the case of illegal recruitment of 3206 junior teachers in the state.

INLD supporters with party flags in their hands tried to stop the jail van outside the court and even climbed on to the vehicle, forcing the driver to stop it.

Police tried to disperse the slogan shouting crowds, and also closed the main gates of the premises.

Several supporters kept on standing outside the court lock-up, where Chautala, his son Ajay Chautala and other 53 convicts are being kept.

All roads leading to the court complex were full of cars and SUVs of INLD supporters and workers.

Around 300-350 supporters are also standing outside the court room where the case is being heard.

Other than the 55 accused, their counsel, prosecutors and the court staff, the judge has not allowed anyone else to enter the court room during the hearing.

Chautala, his MLA son Ajay and 53 others including two IAS officers were yesterday convicted on corruption and other charges by a Delhi court for illegally recruiting 3,206 junior teachers 12 years back, and were sent to Tihar Jail.

The court has fixed January 22 as the day for pronouncing the sentence. (ANI)