Police registered a case against the youth who attacked and injured former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore, convicted in the Ruchika molestation case, outside a local court on Monday.
The assailant Utsav Sharma, a student of the prestigious National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, posing as a journalist, stabbed Rathore thrice in the face with a pocketknife outside the court, where the 68-year-old had gone for hearing in connection with the case.
A case under section 324 of the IPC (voluntarily causing hurt using sharp edged weapon) has been registered against 29-year-old Utsav who attacked Rathore, Deputy Superintendent of Police (central), Jagbir Singh said.
Rathore was discharged from the hospital this evening and his condition was stable, Sector 16 government hospital's senior doctor, NK Kaushal said.
He said Rathore's lawyer ND Sharma who had also sustained injuries in the attack, was also discharged.
"We have discharged both of them after keeping them under observation for five hours," the doctor told PTI.