Ruchika case: Rathore complains of chest pain, breathlessness

Last Updated: Saturday, June 5, 2010 - 23:56

Chandigarh: Former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore,
serving an 18-month sentence in Ruchika Girhotra molestation
case and lodged at Burail jail here, complained of chest pain
and breathlessness on Saturday, official sources said.

"Rathore complained of breathlessness and some discomfort
in the chest this evening. We had summoned a medical team from
Sector 16 government hospital. He will be taken to PGIMER,"
DIG (Prisons) N S Randhawa told agency here tonight.
Asked if 68-year-old Rathore’s condition was stable,
Randhawa said, "we will be taking him to PGIMER and doctors
there will be in a better position to tell."

He said Rathore was reluctant to be taken to PGIMER, but
the jail authorities were trying to convince him to have him
shifted there.

The former top cop had two years back undergone a heart
surgery.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court had yesterday
deferred the pronouncement of the verdict on his revision
petition in the molestation case to June 29.

Rathore?s lawyer-wife Abha Rathore had filed the
petition seeking suspension of the 18-month sentence on his
behalf in the High Court on May 26, a day after he was
sentenced and lodged in the high-security Burail jail.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, June 5, 2010 - 23:56

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