The court has extended the hearing of former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore's appeal against the conviction in district court will be on Feb 8, 2010. Rathore has been convicted for molesting teenager Ruchika Girhotra 19 years ago. Coming out of the court, Rathore challenged the media and dared it to harm him more. He said, he learnt to smile in adversities from Jawaharlal Nehru.
Meanwhile, his bail is extended till Feb 8 against bail bond of one lakh rupees. Court has asked him not to leave the country and submit his passport within seven days beginning today.
When questioned about the Sacred Heart School expelling Ruchika allegedly under his pressure former DGP SPS Rathore replied, "I won't comment on this but you always wanted to know why I smiled( earlier in front of the camera). Jawahar Lal Nehru who was the son of the country always said smile in adversity. I will smile and still smile more the more you torture me and trouble me I will smile all the more." He left the court smiling.
Yesterday, Sessions court admitted his appeal against the recent judgement of a CBI court convicting him for molesting the teenager. The CBI court last week sentenced Rathore. The designated court also slapped a fine of Rs 1,000 on
Rathore, who retired in 2002, was the IGP when he molested 14-year-old Ruchika on August 12, 1990. The girl committed suicide in December 1993.