Acting on the advocate general and law secretary’s opinion, the Haryana government is likely to refer the two fresh first information reports (FIR) registered against former state Director General of Police S.P.S. Rathore to the CBI for investigations.
The state police had on December 29 registered the new FIRs based on complaints by molestation victim Ruchika’s father SC Girhotra and her brother, Ashu Girhotra. The family had alleged that Rathore had implicated Ashu in false cases, tried to kill him and tampered with Ruchika’s post-mortem report.
Last month, a CBI court sentenced Rathore (67) to six months in jail for molesting the 14-year-old schoolgirl in 1990. Three years later, Ruchika committed suicide after the police allegedly started harassing her family members at Rathore’s behest.
The advocate general has also said the state government may request the Centre to advise the CBI to file a petition before the Supreme Court for recall or review of its order of April 2002.
The apex court had upheld an order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court quashing a CBI court’s decision to include the abetment to suicide charge against Rathore.
“Since the CBI had probed the entire case, it should also initiate further legal action on the abetment to suicide charge,” Advocate General Hawa Singh Hooda told Hindustan Times on Monday.