Rathore's bail plea hearing adjourned to July 1

The Punjab and Haryana High Court Tuesday adjourned till July 1 the hearing on the revision petition and bail plea of former Haryana police chief SPS Rathore, convicted for molesting teenager Ruchika Girhotra in 1990.
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Updated on Jun 29, 2010 03:09 PM IST
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IANS | By, Chandigarh

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday adjourned till July 1 the hearing on the revision petition and bail plea of former Haryana police chief SPS Rathore, convicted for molesting teenager Ruchika Girhotra in 1990.

There were no arguments in the court on Tuesday and despite the repeated requests of Rathore's wife and counsel Abha Rathore to take up the case on priority, Justice Jitendra Chauhan adjourned the case till July 1.

Rathore, 68, was convicted for molesting Ruchika in 1990 at neighbouring Panchkula town. She committed suicide three years later.

Rathore was sentenced to 18 months rigorous imprisonment by the district and sessions court of Chandigarh last month and has been lodged in high-security Burail jail in Chandigarh since May 25.

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