Ruchika`s father seeks copy of CBI closure report
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Last Updated: Thursday, November 25, 2010, 22:13
  
Ambala: Molestation victim Ruchika's father SC Girhotra THursday made an appearance in a special CBI court here and sought a copy of the investigating agency's closure report filed recently in two of the three fresh cases against former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore.

Making an appearance before Special Magistrate for CBI cases Abdul Majid in response to a notice, Girhotra filed two applications, one for himself and the other on behalf of his son Ashu Girhotra asking for a copy of the CBI's closure report in these cases.

Special Magistrate for CBI cases Abdul Majid handed a copy of the closure report to Girhotra but set December 23 to hear his plea on behalf of his son seeking the same document.

Ruchika's brother Ashu could not appear in the court as he was sick.

The CBI in its closure report had said that the allegations could not be substantiated as per documentary evidence and oral testimony of witnesses.

CBI had recently filed two closure reports in the Special CBI court in Ambala in two of the three fresh cases registered against Rathore in connection with the Ruchika molestation case.

The two cases in which closure reports have been filed by the CBI are related to the accusation against Rathore that he had doctored Ruchika's postmortem report and was behind the custodial torture of her brother Ashu. However, the probe into the abetment to suicide charge is still on.

SC Girhotra had alleged in his complaint to the police that after his daughter consumed poison on December 28, 1993, three years after she was molested by Rathore, he was forced by the former police chief to take her to PGI at Chandigarh where during the post mortem, the Magistrate was not summoned by the police.

Ashu Girhotra in his complaint had alleged that a false case of auto theft was slapped on him at the behest of Rathore.

Talking to media persons outside the court complex, SC Girhotra said he faced a threat of life from Rathore, who was recently released from Chandigarh's Burail jail after being granted bail by the Supreme Court and should be provided security.

Anand Prakash, the father of Aradhna, who was the sole eyewitness in the molestation incident in August 1990, even accused the CBI of shielding Rathore.

He alleged that CBI had filed the closure reports so that Rathore could get bail from the Apex court.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, November 25, 2010, 22:13


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