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Verdict on Rathore`s plea in Ruchika case on Thursday

A local court will pronounce tomorrow the verdict on disgraced former Haryana DGP S P S Rathore`s plea challenging the six-month sentence awarded to him by a CBI court in Ruchika Girhotra molestation case.



Chandigarh: A local court will pronounce
tomorrow the verdict on disgraced former Haryana DGP S P S
Rathore`s plea challenging the six-month sentence awarded to
him by a CBI court in Ruchika Girhotra molestation case.

The CBI and relatives of budding tennis player Ruchika,
who committed suicide three years after her molestation, had
also filed petitions before the court seeking enhancement of
Rathore`s sentence.

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Additional District and Sessions Judge Gurbir Singh had
on May 11 fixed tomorrow`s date for delivering the judgement
on all the three pleas after conclusion of arguments and
counter-agruments in the case.

The court heard the agruments, which began on May
three, on a day-to-day basis, till May 11 and the proceedings
were held in-camera.

The tainted former Haryana police Chief had sought
setting aside the trial court verdict against him while the
family of Ruchika and the CBI had sought maximum punishment of
two years for 68-year-old Rathore.

The former DGP was sentenced to six-month imprisonment
on December 21 last year by CBI Judge J S Sidhu for molesting
14-year-old Ruchika at Panchkula in Haryana on August 12 in
the year 1990.

-PTI

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