Congress today hailed the decision of the government to withdraw the medal of former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore who has been convicted in the Ruchika molestation case.
"We support it (the decision to strip Rathore of medal). This is in the domain of the government," party spokesman Abhishek Singhvi told reporters here.
Describing the Ruchika molestation case as a "serious issue", Singhvi said, "On one hand there is such a tragedy, on the other hand he (Rathore) gets the medal".
He said the state government had recommended the case to the Centre.
The decision to strip Rathore of his medal was taken at a meeting chaired by Union Home Secretary G K Pillai.
Rathore was awarded the police medal for meritorious service in 1985.