Friday, October 1, 2010

Ruchika molestation case: Supreme Court to hear Rathore''s plea


New Delhi, Oct 1 (ANI): The Supreme Court will on Friday hear an appeal filed by former Haryana Director General of Police SPS Rathore challenging his conviction and 18-month sentence in the Ruchika Girhotra molestation case.
A bench of Justices P Sathasivam and B S Chauhan will also take up the plea moved by Rathore for his release either on bail or on parole pending disposal of his appeal by the apex court.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court had on September 1 dismissed Rathore''s appeal, saying his conduct as a top official was "shameful".
The sessions court had earlier enhanced his six-month imprisonment awarded by a trial court in December last year to 18 months in jail on an appeal by CBI and Ruchika''s family.
Ruchika, a budding tennis player, had committed suicide three years after being molested by Rathore on August 12, 1990. 
On August 12, 1990, the then Haryana Inspector General of Police (IGP) S.P.S. Rathore, also the Haryana Lawn Tennis Association president, had molested 14-year-old Ruchika in his office room. (ANI)


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