On Friday lieutenant Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung expressed that the allegation that he was compelling the AAP government to allow parole to a former Haryana Chief Minister originated from his refusal to drop criminal cases against ruling party leaders. The Delhi government and Jung have been secured a sharp war of words. One of many they have hosted after the Aam Aadmi party took office prior this year over parole for Om Prakash Chautala, serving time in a corruption case in high-security Tihar jail in the city.
‘Ajay Chaudhary’ officer on special duty said, it was Delhi Home Minister Satyendra Kumar Jain who had approached the lieutenant governor on October 21 at his own particular request in regards to withdrawal of cases filed against AAP leaders including the cases against Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister. The government which has been stating the minister was called by Jung, hit back and said Jain had nothing to do with the matter. A screening board of trustees, of which the home minister was not a part, prescribed disposal of cases.
The L-G office’s said parole for Chautala was discussed on October 21 yet the discussion was confined to the minister being reminded that the postponement in preparing the file by his ministry was not sensible as the convict was 84-year-old with a medicinal history. The spokesperson said, compoundable cases against political leaders and workers must be withdrawn by the screening committee and not by an official order. No minister was included all the while.