Hearing on Rathore`s petition adjourned till Monday

Last Updated: Friday, July 30, 2010 - 21:47

Chandigarh: The day-to-day hearing on the
revision petition of former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore
challenging his conviction in the Ruchika molestation case
could not take place in the Punjab and Haryana High court
today as the judge was unwell.

Rathore`s counsel wife Abha and the CBI has already
completed their arguments, and it was lawyer of complainant
Madhu Parkash who is being heard by the court.

As the case came up for hearing before Justice Jitendra
Chauhan, the parties were informed that the judge was not
feeling well and would now take up the case on Monday.

The judge had adjourned the case till Monday, Pankaj
Bhardwaj, who is counsel for Madhu Parkash, told reporters.

14-year-old Ruchika Girhotra, a budding tennis player,
had committed suicide three years after the incident on August
12, 1990.

On May 25, a local court had awarded 18-month prison
term to Rathore for molesting Ruchika. A day later, Rathore,
lodged in Burail Jail, filed a revision petition before the
Punjab and Haryana High Court against his conviction.

-PTI



First Published: Friday, July 30, 2010 - 21:47
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