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Hearing on Rathore's bail plea adjourned

Punjab and Haryana High Court today adjourned till Monday the hearing on the anticipatory bail petition of former disgraced Haryana DGP SPS Rathore and his plea for quashing of the charge of abetment to suicide in the Ruchika molestation case. Full coverage

india Updated: Jan 18, 2010 13:14 IST

Punjab and Haryana High Court today adjourned till Monday the hearing on the anticipatory bail petition of former disgraced Haryana DGP SPS Rathore and his plea for quashing of the charge of abetment to suicide in the Ruchika molestation case.

Justice Sabina adjourned the hearing after hearing arguments of 67-year-old Rathore's lawyer-wife Abha on certain technical issues.

On January 12, the court, while giving no relief to Rathore, had posted for today arguments on the petitions of the former IPS officer while asking CBI, which is probing the case, to give its response to the cases tomorrow.

The CBI also took over the probe into the three fresh FIRs against 67-year-old Rathore, who got away with a lighter sentence of six-month imprisonment awarded by the CBI court.

Justice Sabina had issued notice to CBI regarding stay in the event of Rathore's arrest after the investigating agency had sought a week's time to file its reply on his anticipatory bail plea in the two fresh FIRs accusing the former top cop of serious criminal charges in the Ruchika case.

Rathore also sought quashing of a third FIR that charges him with abetment to suicide of the girl, three years after she was molested on August 12, 1990.