Monday, May 31, 2010

Punjab and Haryana High Court to hear Rathore''s bail plea today

Chandigarh, May 31 (ANI): The Punjab and Haryana High Court will take up the bail plea of former Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) SPS Rathore on Monday.Rathore, who is now lodged in Chandigarh’s Burail jail, moved the high court with a review petition, seeking bail on medical grounds.Earlier, the Chandigarh District and Sessions Court had rejected Rathore’s appeal against his conviction in the Ruchika Girhotra molestation case.The court had enhanced Rathore’s jail term to 18 months from six months.His lawyer-wife Abha Rathore pleaded with the judge to hear the case, arguing that her husband was facing severe health problems.She also initiated a process for a revised petition against the verdict in the court of Justice S.S. Saron, contending that the appellate court had passed the order under media pressure. (ANI)


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