New Delhi: Former Haryana chief minister and Indian National Lok Dal chief Om Prakash Chautala on Saturday surrendered at Tihar jail, a day after the Delhi high court asked him to do so for misusing bail conditions by campaigning for assembly polls in the state.

Chautala, who was on bail, surrendered at around 8.40pm and was sent to jail number two where he was lodged earlier.

On Friday, the Delhi high court had ordered him to surrender by today, making it clear that it would not entertain any plea on extension of time for surrender.

A top Tihar official said 7pm is the “lock out time" and as Chautala came almost an-hour-and-a-half after the deadline, the authorities will report the matter to the court.

Chautala was granted bail on medical grounds on 21 May 2013 and since then he has been out by extending it on the same ground. A special CBI court had on 22 January 2013 convicted and sentenced Chautala, his son Ajay and eight others to 10-year jail term each for illegally recruiting 3,206 junior teachers in 2000.

His appeal against the verdict is pending in the High Court. A trial court had on Friday rejected Chautala’s plea seeking exemption from personal appearance and permission to take part in ongoing Haryana election campaign. PTI

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