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HC adjourns hearing on FIRs against Rathore till Dec 1

The Punjab and Haryana High Court today adjourned till December 1 the hearing on two FIRs charging former DGP SPS Rathore with attempt to murder in the Ruchika molestation case.

india Updated: Sep 29, 2010 16:33 IST

The Punjab and Haryana High Court today adjourned till December one the hearing on two FIRs charging former DGP SPS Rathore with attempt to murder in the Ruchika molestation case.

The Judge Justice Sabina adjourned the hearing in the case till December one as CBI contended that the prosecution in the case was in progress.

Rathore's lawyer wife Abha had pleaded before the court that the CBI should file the status report in the case at the earliest as it has already taken a long time to complete the investigations.

The two FIRs registered by the CBI in January this year on the basis of complaints filed by the budding tennis star's father and brother accused Rathore of committing serious offences, including attempt to murder, wrongful confinement, giving false evidence and doctoring post-mortem report of the 14-year-old girl.

Rathore's plea for quashing of the third FIR under section 306 IPC (abetment to suicide) had later been referred to a High Court division bench.

Earlier, Rathore had filed a third petition seeking quashing of the third FIR stating that the issue had been settled earlier even at the level of the Supreme Court.

The High Court had already dismissed the revision petition filed by 68-year-old Rathore challenging his conviction in the molestation case. Abha had on May 26 filed the revision petition in the High Court on his behalf for suspension of sentence and grant of bail to the former Haryana DGP, a day after the sessions court here awarded him 18-month jail term for molesting the budding tennis player.

Rathore has been lodged in the high security Burail jail here since May 25.