New Delhi, July 30: Hours after the sentencing by a trial court, the Delhi High Court on July 30 stayed the 4-year jail term awarded to ex-Samata Party president Jaya Jaitly in a corruption case related to a purported defence deal, her lawyer said.

Justice Suresh Kumar Kait also sought the CBI response on Jaitly’s appeal challenging her conviction and sentence, advocate Abhijat said, as reported by news agency PTI.

Jaitly, represented through senior advocates Mukul Rohatgi and P.P. Malhotra, challenged the July 21 order of the trial court convicting her in the case. Jaitly and two others were held guilty of corruption in a 2000-01 case related to a purported defence deal, the lawyer said.

They were sentenced to 4-year imprisonment on July 30 by the trial court which has directed them to surrender by 5 p.m.

The other convicts in the case are Jaitly’s former party colleague Gopal Pacherwal and Major General (rtd.) S.P. Murgai.

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