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No relief for Rathore, case deferred till tomorrow

india Updated: May 31, 2010 14:57 IST

Disgraced former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore, sentenced to 18-month prison term by a Chandigarh court in Ruchika molestation case, on Monday failed to get any relief as the Punjab and Haryana High Court deferred the hearing on his revision petition seeking bail till Tuesday.

68-year-old Rathore's lawyer wife Abha Rathore had filed the review petition on his behalf in the High Court on May 26 seeking bail, a day after he was sentenced and lodged in the high-security Burail jail in Chandigarh.

The single vacation bench of Justice Ajay Tewari deferred the case till Tuesday.

On May 28, High Court Judge, Justice Gurdev Singh had posted the matter for today on the plea of the CBI counsel that the investigating agency had not received copy of the review petition.

In her petition, Abha Rathore had alleged that the appellate court had on May 25 passed the order "under media pressure".

She had pleaded that the former DGP was facing "severe health problems".

Rathore was jailed after a sessions court had enhanced his prison term to 18 months for molesting teenager Ruchika Girhotra--who later committed suicide, 20 years back.