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First arrest made in Ruchika molestation case

Haryana Police have arrested an absconding accused in a 1993 auto theft case in which Ashu, brother of molestation victim Ruchika Girhotra, was falsely implicated allegedly at the behest of former top cop SPS Rathore, police said today.

india Updated: Jan 10, 2010 23:18 IST
HT Correspondents

Gajinder Singh alias Rajendra, a prime accused in a 1993 auto theft case in which molestation victim Ruchika Girhotra’s brother Ashu was falsely implicated, was arrested in Pune on Saturday.

Singh (42) was nabbed in Baner, Pune by a joint team of the Pune and Haryana police.

“After his arrest, the Haryana police took him away,” said sub-inspector V. Pachange.

Singh, who has several charges against him including theft and cheating, was reportedly running a dhaba on Baner Road. He was declared as absconding in 1997, three years after being released on bail.

Ashu was later acquitted in all cases of auto theft.

Ashu and his family have alleged that the false cases were brought against him at the behest of former Haryana police chief S.P.S. Rathore.