Hearing on Rathore bail plea adjourned
The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday adjourned till Friday the hearing on the bail plea and revision petition of disgraced former Haryana police chief SPS Rathore, convicted for molesting teenager Ruchika Girhotra who later committed suicide.
Rathore was sentenced to 18 months rigorous imprisonment by the district and sessions court of Chandigarh. He is currently lodged in the high-security Burail jail here since May 25.
“Rathore's counsel Abha Rathore has started submitting the facts before the court. But we are well prepared to oppose it. The case has been adjourned till Friday (July 2),” Ajay Kaushik, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) lawyer said on Thursday.
Rathore, the former Haryana director general of police, was sent to jail May 25 after the court upheld his conviction in the molestation case by a CBI special court in December and enhanced his jail term to 18 months.
Rathore was sentenced to six months rigorous imprisonment and fined Rs.1,000 by the CBI special court. He was immediately granted bail then. Rathore filed a plea in January challenging his conviction.