A local court on Friday dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of Ruchika molestation case convict S.P.S. Rathore and one of the three police officials accused in the two recently registered first information reports (FIRs).
After the FIRs were filed by Ruchika Girhotra’s father and brother against the former Haryana police chief and others, Abha, Rathore’s lawyer wife, moved court on December 30, seeking anticipatory bail.
The FIRs alleged non-bailable offences such as attempt to murder, criminal intimidation, etc. After an FIR is filed, the police are under legal obligation to investigate a case.
Rathore molested Ruchika in 1990 and she committed suicide in 1993. A CBI court convicted him in December 2009. The charges relate to offences allegedly committed by Rathore and others between 1990 and 1993.
After the bail pleas of Rathore and Assistant Sub-Inspector Sewa Singh (now sub-inspector) were rejected, Pankaj Bhardwaj, counsel for Ruchika’s father, S.C. Girhotra, said, “We demand immediate judicial interrogation of Rathore and others, including Sub-Inspector Prem Dutt, Assistant Sub-Inspector Jai Narayan and Sewa Singh.”