New Delhi: Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) chief Om Prakash Chautala Friday appeared in a Delhi court in connection with a disproportionate assets (DA) case and sought exemption from appearance which was opposed by CBI.
79-year-old Chautala turned up before Special CBI Judge Manu Rai Sethi in pursuance to his direction to remain present in court in person today.
The INLD chief had moved the application yesterday seeking permission to participate in the ongoing Haryana election campaign.
However, special public prosecutor Ajay Kumar Gupta opposed Chautala's plea saying he should not be allowed exemption from personal appearance as he is deliberately not attending the court proceedings.
The CBI also said that from last many occasions he is taking exemption on grounds either related to health or some other pretext.
The agency also said that Chautala could not be given exemption to attend rallies as the court, while granting regular bail, had asked him to appear regularly during the trial.