Evidence presented before court in Ruchika case
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Last Updated: Tuesday, May 04, 2010, 20:04
Chandigarh: Former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore's counsels today presented their evidence in a local court which has begun hearing on a day-to-day basis his plea challenging his conviction in Ruchika molestation case and petitions of the CBI and the victim's family seeking enhancement of his six-month prison term.

"Rathore's lawyer wife Abha and her partner counsel presented their evidence in the court," Ruchika's family lawyer Pankaj Bhardwaj told reporters outside the court after day-long in-camera proceedings held before Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ) Gurbir Singh.

68-year-old Rathore, his wife and another counsel N D Sharma were present during the proceedings at the court which has been declared out of bounds for the media.

"After the process of presentation of Rathore's evidence is over, we will be presenting our facts," Bhardwaj said. The ADSJ during its hearing in the case on April 16 had directed that the three petitions filed by Rathore, CBI and Ruchika's family and friends will be heared on a day-to-day basis from May three to May eight without adjournments.

The former DGP was sentenced to six-month imprisonment on December 21 last year by CBI Judge J S Sidhu who had held him guilty of molesting a budding tennis player Ruchika Girhotra, 14, at Panchkula near here in Haryana on August 12, 1990 who later committed suicide.


First Published: Tuesday, May 04, 2010, 20:04

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