Om Prakash Chautala shifted to AIIMS from RML hospital

New Delhi: Former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, serving a 10-year jail term in the teachers recruitment scam, was shifted to AIIMS, two days after he was admitted to RML hospital following an inspection.

The 81-year-old INLD chief has been admitted under Dr Randeep Guleria, Head of Pulmonary Department, AIIMS, hospital authorities said.

It is understood that Chautala has been shifted to the premier institute after he complained of breathing problems.

He was admitted to the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital on August 27 and shifted to trauma ICU section a day later. His TLC (Total Leukocyte Count) had increased a lot indicating some sort of infection.

He is lodged in Tihar Jail and sources said he was referred to RML Hospital from the central jail dispensary.

On January 22, 2013, a special CBI court had convicted and sentenced Chautala and his son Ajay along with seven others to 10-year jail term each for illegally recruiting 3,206 junior teachers in 2000.