Chandigarh: Counsel for the complainant in
Ruchika molestation case today completed his arguments before
the Punjab and Haryana High Court saying there were strong
evidences against convicted former DGP SPS Rathore in the
As the day-to-day hearing on the revision petition of
Rathore resumed, complainant Madhu Parkash`s counsel Pankaj
Bhardwaj contended that there were strong evidences against
Rathore and two lower courts had already held him guilty for
molesting teenager Ruchika who later committed suicide.
He contended that Rathore, who was an IG at that time
used his influence and even tried to force the then Station
House Officer (SHO) at Panchukla to implicate Ruchika`s
relatives, including her brother Ashu, in false cases.
After the completion of Bhardwaj`s arguments Justice
Jitendra Chauhan of the high court fixed coming Thursday for
rebuttals and contradictions if any from the CBI and Rathore`s
counsel wife Abha.
14-year-old Ruchika Girhotra, a budding tennis player,
had committed suicide three years after the incident on August
On May 25, a local court had awarded 18-month prison
sentence to Rathore in Ruchika molestation case.
A day later, Rathore, lodged in Burail Jail, filed a
revision petition before the Punjab and Haryana High Court
challenging his conviction.